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June Project Collage

Looking back over June, I was feeling very much like I had been extremely unproductive. Very few blog posts and, although I knit everyday, every chance I get, I couldn’t remember finishing much at all. I decided to take a page out of my artist daughter’s book and create a sort of collage of monthly projects to really get a clear picture of just how much I had actually accomplished last month!

June Projects

  1. 2nd sample for K is for Kangaroo pattern.
  2. 1st sample for Two-Tone Texture Wrist Warmer pattern.
  3. 2nd sample for Trellis Fair Isle Cowl pattern.
  4. 2nd sample for Mosaic Slip Stitch Hat pattern. (I will be adding this pattern to my shops today!)
  5. I is for Inchworm.
  6. Commission for baby sweater and hat.
  7. J is for Jewelry Box.
  8. 2nd sample for Two-Tone Texture Wrist Warmer pattern.
  9. Busy Birthday Beavers for the EtsyCA150+ Canada birthday event (this is actually 3 finished items as the pattern includes instructions for 3 sizes and I completed one of each!)
  10. Broken Leg Bird, I designed this for a friend’s little boy who broke his leg this month.
  11. Basket Weave Cable Hat and Wrist Warmer pattern. (I will be adding this pattern to my shops today)!

After creating the collage (no way am I re-doing it!), I realized that I missed a project. I completed the below as a commission for a friend’s golf & cat-loving brother’s 60th birthday!

GolfingCats

In addition to these finished items, I also have a few WIPs started in June. Putting this together has definitely helped me feel a lot more content with my June productivity. I will certainly have to make this a monthly habit. Hopefully, July’s collage with be even bigger!!

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Another Project Finished!

I don’t know about you, but I find that there is nothing more satisfying than crossing another item off your “to do” list! I just finished a commission for this baby set, I don’t often knit baby clothes and always forgot how quickly they knit up and how tiny they are!!

Baby Sweater & Hat

I usually have a minimum of 10 to 12 projects planned at one time and they all tend to buzz around in my head sending me a little wacky trying to keep them all organized! The whole waking up at 3am trying to decide what to work on next had to stop, so I recently decided to keep a list of the 4 to 5 items I would focus on each week and weekend. For example, Monday to Friday, I will work on Project 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5; Saturday & Sunday, I will work on 3, 5, 7, & 9, & so on. My current list takes me up to the end of June and so far, this system is working really well, is keeping me on track, AND I get to tick things off the list!! If I finish the list for the specific time period, I allow myself to start something new, so it’s great motivation to keep at it!

How about, how do you stay organized and motivated?