Here I am a few days into 2010 and trying to fulfill one of my New Year’s Resolutions–namely, to update my blog every week. We will see how well I’ll pull this off.
January should be a good testing ground to see if I can master the time management skills needed to stay on top of submitting design proposals, swatching for new designs, and meeting deadlines for designs that have sold. And these are just the work related items on my to-do list.
Another personal resolution is related to the quantity of yarn that is slowly taking over every corner of my home. Thus the Yarn Odessy title of this post.
The yarn stash needs to be inventoried. I have a bad habit of purchasing yarn because I have no idea what I actually have on hand. Then there are the times when the “Oh Shiny!” reaction kicks in and I have to adopt at least one ball of that yarn.
The yarn stash needs to be sorted into storage containers and matched with the inventory. I have attempted this numerous times in the past with minimal success….Okay truth be told, it only stayed manageable for about 3 weeks…then it all started to unravel (and the stash has never been matched with any sort of inventory).
The yarn stash needs to be sorted by usage-Free Form projects, design swatching, and project completion. This is the point where I completely lose momentum, even when I make progress with the other 2 ideas.
It’s a faulty system. Digging thru the yarn to decide its ultimate destination becomes far too seductive. All I really want to do is start playing with the yarn. Before I know it, the 2 hours I scheduled to sort are past and it is time to make dinner for the family.
Well, now you see why I call this an Odessy. Ulysses had better luck with Homer than I likely will have with my Yarn. At least I will have a great time.