Friday, May 29, 2020

Life in the Time of Coronavirus: Week 11

I am going to have to start thinking of unique titles for my posts again, because it is increasingly looking like the time of coronavirus is going to be a very long time indeed. The good news is that nature got the message that it's the end of May, and it needs to be warm enough for short sleeves. We found a great new throwing rocks into water location, although it's a bit of a hike for a 2-year-old, so I always end up carrying her back. Two year olds are not light, but I suppose it's good conditioning should I ever go backpacking with a backpack that moves and also kicks me.

Last time I wrote about how I didn't have a good way of organizing my projects. In a serendipitous turn, I came across the latest episode of Inside Number 23 where Katie talks about this very topic. She queues up her sewing patterns (matches pattern to fabric) and only works on one knitting project at a time. I like this idea for knitting, although I think I need 2 projects going, a simple one (like a sock) plus a more complicated bigger project. I also need to apply this to books, as I have had about 6 at a time going, which means I forget what I have read and never seem to finish anything. So I am going to try out sticking to 3, an audiobook, a non-fiction book, and a fiction book.

Having my new office/craft room set up has made a big difference to my crafting productivity, because it is now a place I want to go, unsullied by kids' toys. The warmer weather always makes a difference as well, since when it's cold and dark I would much rather be under several layers of blankets. Another goal for this summer is to clean out some of the backlog of projects, like the shorts I was going to make out of an old bathrobe (done, but don't fit!) and the t-shirt quilt from shirts that are probably 15+ old at this point.

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