Here’s how this short week went.
I felted 15 bars of soap – citrus spice. I smells really good. I’ve had the batch here for the final week of its curing time and it has filled the house with a yummy smell. (If you counted – the 15th bar is in my shower!)
I have 4 new pair of socks completed. Along with the pink pair on the shelf, I have a pair for each blanket set. Another pair of each color only needs to be sewn up.
I have 9 (yeah, 9!) baby hats completed. I have another on the needles to work on during the show, should there be time. The brown one in front is for a customer order from my Etsy shop. I’m nearly out of enough yarn of any color to make another hat. I’ll probably try to make a few more with stripes like the lavender / mauve one on the right.
And lastly, I have these 2 pair of felted teen / small adult mittens.
What has this experiment taught me?
1) it really helps to have a schedule set over a long period of time, that kept me from becoming discouraged when one day didn’t go as planned
2) it helped to share my schedule with people (in-person and on-line), that kept me accountable
3) I was glad I scheduled in previous commitments. I looked forward to my fiber meetings as mini vacations
4) Discipline is not always fun – even when I like what I’m doing.
5) I had to adjust and cut myself some slack. I didn’t hit all my goals to completion, but I’m happy with the accomplishments.
6) it helped having the schedule on paper on my desk. I checked it many times each day – can I move this? do that?
Will I try this again? What changes will I make? So far, I’ve started putting some goals on my calendar on my laptop for next week, next month, January. I’m not convinced that is a good idea, as I don’t use my laptop daily. But I really shouldn’t have such a crunch as this again. I think I have enough inventory to get me through Christmas, then I have until farmer’s market / summer before things start moving.
Today was the day for packing for the craft fair in Braham tomorrow. I hope to see you there.