Monday, July 13, 2015
...I am slowly but surely getting comfortable with the Get to Work Book. It's great to have all my "to do stuff" in one place and I'm loving the templates. Above is a bit of the monthly "Reflect and Goal Set" page (which I finally found time to work on last Thursday and Friday). This "new approach" to knitting is my big project for July. And there's nothing like sharing about it in a blog post to really hold myself accountable.
The gist is that I'm not going to be able to knit for hours on end; and I'm still not comfortable knitting on any needle smaller than a size 5, or with any yarn that's not mostly wool. Of course that still leaves plenty of room for all kinds of projects! And I do work for a yarn shop. Those bi-weekly newsletters and the frequent arrival of new yarns continue to tempt me (which the shop owner likes; my enthusiasm translates into sales!)
There's another section on this Reflect page titled "To Let Go Of". For me, that's yarn and WIPs that I'm really just not into (anymore). What a huge relief to give myself permission to frog and repurpose all that yarn!
With all that in mind, I have three action items to complete this month:
1. Sort through all my WIPs (thankfully, they're all on Ravelry). Assess status and chance of finishing - BE REALISTIC (a few are from 2010 and many are socks...on size 1 needles). Frog what I'm not going to finish (that yarn goes into stash).
2. Sort through all my stash. Give away what I don't want. Get all the rest of it into Ravelry (with a photo!)
3. Assess my Ravelry queue. Be sure it's only projects I really do plan to knit (hopefully with yarn I have). My goal is to have nearly all my stash (maybe all but the single skeins of fingering weight?) tagged to actual projects...again, that I want to knit in some reasonable timeframe. BE REALISTIC.
#1 has already started. The cardigan I started back in April on size 3 needles...went for a swim in the frog pond!
Any advice or words of wisdom to share? I'd love to hear!