Planners can so easily fall by the wayside if they don't perform well, but the knitting one I adopted seems to be working out very well indeed... so I've stuck with it. Here is how February looked behind the scenes at Hugs.
February's work list
the fingers on a pair of fingerless gloves
3 pairs of socks (!!)
Started and finished:
2 more pairs of socks
the sample for the Instant Love Hat pattern
spinning for a gift hat (more on this soon)
spinning for a scarf
weaving said scarf
2 cute owls
February time tally
Although I pulled off 62 knitting/weaving/spinning hours in January,
I didn't expect to do more than that in February and would have been
happy with 31. In fact, I found it particularly hard to work on the mandatory
woven scarf project and left it to the very end of the month (hello again,
guilt!) Still, the total I got when I added up the projects I worked on
turned out to be 77 hours. SEVENTY-SEVEN.
This must have something to do with that statutory holiday and the day I spent knitting the 6-day socks but still. Wowza! And also: no wonder my house is such a mess.
The big question is: am I still on track to knit all the stuff I wanted to finish this year? And it's a fair one too, because even though put in a lot more than the minimum 31 hours necessary to make it all happen, I also added in a lot of projects that weren't on the list at all.
Answer: yep. I need to put in about six hours a week on essentials, and although I didn't do any more than those six, I didn't do less.
Still, there's no way I can keep up this pace and this many off-list knits, particularly since March has turned out to feature a lot of me obsessing about fingering-weight sock knitting - I'm sure you hadn't noticed that at all - whenever I'm not writing. (and, to be realistic, for much of that writing time also.) Still, fun to try!
Hope you have fun with your projects today, and I'll see you tomorrow.