Darryl and I took a dart-board approach to determining how much new inventory I need to create before October 31, my next craft show. This is what we determined:
wrist warmers – 25 pr (I had 3 pr left and 2 more partially done at the end of farm tour) total of 20
felted soap – 30 bars (I was out, and only 15 un-felted bars on hand)
baby hats – 2 to match each blanket (I had zero left, 5 blankets, and one custom order) total of 11
baby socks – 2 to match each blanket (I had 1 pair left, and one custom order) total of 10 pair
women’s mittens – 5 pair (I have zero), plus 2 custom orders
toddler’s mittens – 5 pair (I have one pair left), 4 to go
cat toys – 20 (I have 5 left), 15 to go
I guessed on time requirement, divided by 4 weeks and came up with over 44 hours per week! And I have a few other commitments – like the nearly 3 hours I spend in the barn each day! Oh, and email, my Etsy shop, cooking, laundry, maybe a shower now and then!
So I need your help! On Monday’s I’ll post my schedule for the week and the progress of the previous week.
Last week’s progress — I had black yarn on hand and knit 5 pr of wrist warmers. But black is SO hard to see to do the finishing that I can only do it with bright light. I have 3 pr finished. The yarn arrived for MANY more pair.
So here is this week’s production schedule:
Monday – off the grid, laundry and dental check up
Tuesday – Knit wrist warmers — goal of 8 pair
Wednesday – Wrist warmers might need to take a back seat to indigo dyeing. Weather looks to get REALLY cold by the end of the week. Might be my last chance to use the indigo. Goal of 8 more wrist warmers?
Thursday – off the grid, volunteer job
Friday – finishing work on wrist warmers
Saturday – dyeing class
Final goal of the week is to have ALL wrist warmers done!
So help me out, cheer me on. Check in next week to see my progress. Knowing you are watching will keep me going!