[Originally from the Girl On Fire post, but I decided it was it’s own thing after a second look]
As I started this post I thought to myself, “this is what happens when Entropy is allowed to win.” By this I mean that my brain starts resembling my surroundings which right now, are a chaos of projects, both knitting and otherwise. So in the spirit of sorting things out, I’ve decided to write/ask advice about organization.
I’m relatively new to knitting and have rarely had more than two projects going on at once- and now I suddenly find myself with 6 (7?). Naturally, my brain decided to deal with this by taking on another. At first I joked that I had a serious addiction, but it’s not actually funny as this kind of thing makes me genuinely miserable. It’s hard to feel motivated when I’m working on a project and look up to see I am surrounded by stuff I need to finish. As I’ve said previously, projects everywhere goes from charming to being a mess in about a second when you live in a tiny apartment. Fortunately, lack of international shipping saved me from myself and am left here in my small living room/study/dining room surrounded by the thing I dread the most: clutter/stuff. My first instinct when confronted with this is to purge. Things get boxed up, donated/recycled etc but space is cleared and peace of mind is restored.
So I intend to do just that. I began this blog to keep me accountable to my projects (read: not letting them go dormant) and to keep organized so that said projects wouldn’t over-run our 400-ish square foot apartment, so I’m going to use it to help me keep my projects in line without without letting it become a case of out of sight, out of mind. Cue the UFO Page. If I’m working on it (read: should be working on that rather than being on Ravelry or Pinterest where I can look for more things to add to my queues), it’s there, long with a brief progress report.
Accountability without distraction – done!
Clean space and peace of mind – done!
A clean apartment for the landlord’s appraisers to visit tomorrow – done!
So what’s on deck? As far as I know here’s the list along with a sample of the format I think the Queue will take on. Please feel free to make suggestions and chime in with stuff I missed, tips on how you keep things making sense or advice.
Girl on Fire
Number in Queue/Priority:
ETF (Estimated Finished Time):
There, I think that’s everything…
Also, I’m not sure how/if I should add my on-going projects, i.e. the Mood Scarf or Sock It To Me Thursday… What do you guys think?