…I’m a huge fan of ravelry and that’s helping me become a huge fan of not doing things on paper. I totally get that paperless is the way to go – it’s better for the environment, it’s portable, it’s convenient (I’ve misplaced my charity hat pattern – no problem, I can pull it up on my phone!)…but…it’s not paper. I can’t cross out. I can’t make it messy. it documents “right now” but I’m also interested in how right now is different from six months ago.
like my september 6, 2011 blog post about the next 10 sweaters I wanted to knit. less than six months ago I had those 10 projects in mind and today… I finished that first one, frogged the second one, finished the third one. and the rest…aren’t even on my radar any more. yep, that’s how fast my knitting mind changes. and I know I had a few other twists and turns before I abandoned those projects – there were definitely projects that jumped up in the queue and then dropped down or off – and I am enough of a documenter to want to follow those twists and turns.
katie conveniently left me a very big scrap pad (she took an art class in college, I think) and I’m experimenting with keeping my knitting projects – WIPs, queue and hibernating projects – documented in big print.
my plan is to mark up this page as things change. I’m curious to see how often that happens and how long it takes me to work through my current queue. I love – even if I am a bit surprised by! – having just two WIPs… relative monogamy for me and very satisfying! and to remind me that I do have eight projects hibernating. they’ll need attention if I want to finish them.
knitting is a huge part of my life, and I am often remiss about documenting where I am because I get too caught up in doing it. I’d like to change that.
here’s where my two current projects stood this evening.
|ella (aka “plum”) coat – sleeves and bodice done, with ruffles!|
|winnowing, 4 rows to go in the 3rd repeat|
I hope to make significant progress on both before casting on that rill scarf on friday!