Getting Organized

Isn’t there a saying about organization being the key to a happy life? If there isn’t, there should be. I’m definitely happier when I’m organized. I’ve been keeping a notebook of my knitting projects for a number of years, but I’d gotten behind. Like no updates since last fall behind. But yesterday I caught up. Yay!!!

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There was also swatching for CeCe:

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The madelinetosh Pashmina makes me want to melt into a puddle of bliss every time I touch it. I’m not entirely sure what “hand” is in knitting, but I think this has it.

So my gauge swatch for CeCe was right on target, and that meant that today I cast on for . . . the Cromwell Court Afghan. I know. But it’s my knitting, right? And I need a special wedding present for a special couple.

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Lola is wondering if I’m being entirely honest with myself. Maybe I did just need to start something squishy and mindless. She knows me well.


  1. I like how your mind works. I started a spinning journal (as you know) and tried to put snippets of the materials and finished yarn in it, along with notes about the process. It’s half-assed at best, and some pages just have yarn taped to them. I’ve got a great deal of respect for how organized your knitting book is. I might just have to dig into that journal of mine, now, and try to fill in some of the blanks!

  2. melinda

    Oh, yay! I’m so glad it’s motivating. Sometimes it’s a pain to keep up, but I love having the notes for each project. I always think I’ll remember modifications I make and ideas I have about patterns as I’m working through them, but I hardly ever do. It’s also fun to be able to look through the notebooks and see all the projects I’ve knit, one after the other. Ravelry is great for that too, but there’s that pesky after-the-EMP scenario to consider. 😉

    Good luck with your spinning journal. I’d think a record of spinning projects would be super useful because it’s ALL individual and non-standard, with not even the pattern to reference after the fact.

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