A couple of years ago, I started making spreadsheets to keep track of handmade gifts, holiday events, and pre-holiday chores that needed to be done. Yes, I'm sure that sounds extremely boring for most folks, but it has actually helped me see the progress I'm making -- which helps when you're four days out from Christmas, … Continue reading Making a List, Checking it Twice
With the recent addition of my new (albeit fledgling) skills in knitting, I have encountered a problem. Well, to be fair, the problem was there before. Throwing knitting into the mix just exacerbated the problem. What problem is that, you ask? Backlog. WIP/UFO backlog, to be exact. ("Work in Progress" and "Unfinished Objects" for those … Continue reading What to do, what to do?
In addition to the spinning I've been doing (I've just finished the faux cashmere and am working on spinning the merino/silk blend that I'll be plying it with), I've got a number of other projects on my to-do list. I've found that's it's helpful to lay them all out (figuratively speaking, though a number of … Continue reading Projects on the Table