…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!