February 28th, 2018

#WEBSFiberFollowThrough: February Wrap-Up

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Wait . . . where did February go?

It’s been a short month, but we’re not short on progress over here!

Liz, our social media coordinator has been hard at work on her Free Your Fade shawl by Andrea Mowry, knit in one-of-a-kind colors of Madelinetosh Dandelion purchased during the WEBS End of Year Sale event! She says:

I’m on my last of four colors and I’m looking forward to working the picot edge in March. I’ve also made some good progress on a cashmere colorwork sweater I’m making for my mom out of Valley Yarns Mount Holyoke. I’ll share some progress pictures of that next month!

Here’s Liz’s shawl at the end of January:

And here it is today! A ton of progress made – and gorgeous!

I haven’t done much personal knitting myself, but I made a pair of mittens for a store display at WEBS, and I’ve been swatching a new design for the Valley Yarns line – but you’ll have to wait to hear more about that, so stay tuned.

In February, I thought a lot about personal organization and how it can make or break my crafting resolutions, even if  I can only manage to do it digitally.

Have you seen Ravelry’s new Project Challenge feature? It’s a way of setting deadlines and goals for your projects, and makes planning your knitting for the year a lot more manageable. Check out some of the projects I’m planning for 2018!

 

If you see a project you want to make, and know when you need to have it done by, you can edit your own personal due date while you’re adding it to your queue. It will be automatically added to your challenge tab!

To access your Project Challenge page, you’ll need to head over to Ravelry. On the right hand corner, next to your Ravatar, click on My Notebook and scroll down to your queue. When you’re in you’re queue, you’ll see the number of project you have, the organize tab, and the deadlines tab.

You’ll be able to check out all of the projets you have lined up for the year and their due date. I’ve been using this space to keep track of when I originally queued the project, and noting the yarn I have in my stash to use.

The Project Challenge adds a little bit of an end goal to your yearly knitting. I’m hoping it makes me feel more accomplished and helps me focus on things I want to wear and make right now, rather than letting them sit in my queue.

Next up, I’ll be tackling my favorites and library, but I’ll tell you all about that later 🙂

Marykate

Marykate

Marykate has worked at WEBS since April of 2016, first in the retail store, and then as the Marketing Coordinator. She is mainly a knitter, which she's been doing since childhood, but dabbles in spinning, crochet, and weaving. She lives in Western Massachusetts with her three cats and enormous stash of Valley Yarns.
Marykate

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