Near the end of the month I started some armwarmers that had been on my queue for awhile for lack of having the proper sized needles to start. Lo and behold I got them done and whipped them up in a few days. It was definitely a learning experience as most of my knitting in the round has been composed of hats with bulky yarn. Working the smaller needles (size 7 versus a size 13) was interesting. Then to my surprise (and thanks to Facebook) I sold those armwarmers before they were even finished! (And I had been doubting the possibility of that due to the hideously bright color they were...)
My Artfire posting goals have waxed and waned, some days I've met the quota others I haven't. But with about half of my stock listed I can't complain really. Stocking that store has also allowed me to revamp some of my descriptions of things and save them (I lost them all from previous listings) and I've placed them on my store's official site (which you can also order off of).
As for my queue....In an effort to better organize and use my time wisely (as I also runs another separate business with it's own store among other things) I've been following some advice from Flylady about working from home. I revamped our project list which at this point is upwards of 70 projects (with a few marked off...):
Perhaps most importantly that happened in April was the new institution of a work/personal calendar for the me. While I am the industrious type I tend to get bogged down by a lot of projects, eg distracted, and sometimes will only work "willy nilly" on things. While this isn't atypical of artists, it's annoying to get virtually nothing done and really a pain in the butt with the level of productivity I'd like to accomplish (we're literally doing something from 6 am to midnight 7 days a week!) So far the schedule, while it looks ridiculously monstrous and daunting, is doing a good job of keeping us on task. I can't say for sure or not if it's making my insomnia worse but there is definitely more structure in my day!
So what's in store for May??? Working on a few projects, keeping up with my new schedule, and many orders I hope! I'm glad you stopped by to see what I'm up to and look forward to making your acquaintance!
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