Friday, August 28, 2009

Book Update

I've been robbing Peter to pay Paul as the saying goes. At least with my time lately. When I made my schedule for each of the projects in my new book I assigned each week a different design. I actually was hoping that I could have each project and all it's trimmings completed by the end of each week. The completed process consists of designing, selecting yarns, crocheting, writing directions, taking all the process photographs and then formatting the pattern. I wanted to have each design 'in the bag' by the end of the week. For the first two weeks I was able to accomplish this. YAY! And then the third week came....
I moved my workspace to my dining room table so I could be closer to my mom, whom I take care of full time. The table now looks like a conglomeration of a needleworker and an office worker, containing pens, pencils, graph paper, rulers, scissors, yummy yarn, crochet hooks, tapestry needles, camera, computer and writing paper. Because I am a neat freak, every morning I have to organize the creative mess to become some semblance of order before I begin each day. But needless to say, we have not been eating any meals at our dining room table for a few weeks!
Since the third week, I have started working on multiple projects at once. The need for that came when sometimes I was waylaid by waiting for yarn to arrive......start another project....Other times I had to re-work a design before I could continue..Start another project...once I had to wait on measurements from a family member...start another project.....
My calendar does not look as neat as when I first started, but I am still convinced that I can stay on target with all I have to accomplish. I guess I just have to continue to rob Peter to pay Paul!
Oh, and here is a sneak peak of one of my complete projects; sorry it is just the yarn ends!
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5 comments :

Natalie said...

Very pretty yarn ends! I hear that if you leave them outside, like on top of your shed or something, birds like to pick them up to use for next stuffing. To make pretty nests! :)

Wendy said...

LOVED the sneak peak Jocelyn!

Karen Ratto- Whooley said...

Jocelyn.. That is what my desk looks like!!!

Molly Made said...

This sneak peak is seriously great. I've also thought about collecting yarn ends in a vase. Could be pretty... or could look like a mess. : )

jocelyn said...

I love the idea of yarn ends in a vase, Molly! I think if you had enough of them, it could look really cool.