Sunday, August 19, 2018

My Project Tracker and Big Plastic Bags

I've been keeping a monthly project tracker since February and it's made a huge difference. I've stopped losing track of what I was working on just before whatever happened to distract me happened...and that means I'm much less likely to start and abandon a new project. I can also look back and tell when I started and finished things. 

Right now, A Little Girl's Fancy has a blank column because I'm letting it sit while I stitch on things I'm more excited about. The constant reminder that it's there is going to make it harder to forget (although I reserve the option to just not stitch on it until the urge strikes again.) Nothing I started before the tracker is listed, but I'll give those projects a column when/if I pick them up again.

Next goal -- better project bags. I need some for the shawls that are big enough to hold the project and pattern AND all of the skeins of yarn I'll be using. Stopping mid-row to hunt for yarn is a pain.

For now I'm just happy that everything in the planner is also in a bag and they're all in the same place.


moosecraft said...

Ziplock makes 1, 2, 3, 5 and 10 gallon sized bags... so keep those projects moving along! :-)

Tami Von Zalez said...

It really made a difference when I started putting my projects in bags. I buy less fabric that way when I see I have 5-10 quilts in the queue.

Susan said...

That's a great organizational tip. I know I can buy graph paper composition books, and they would be perfect for this. Not for knitting, 'cause I don't, or XS, but for embroidery, definitely!


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