10,000,000 years ago, in the before times, back before I was a housewife, I worked at Nationwide Insurance. I loved my time there. I learned a lot. I made great friends. The coffee shop had amazing fountain Pepsi. It was a good time.
In my last job with Nationwide I worked as a business person on an Agile IT development line. If you don’t know what that means, just imagine me translating business speak to IT speak and IT speak to business speak. I was basically a nerd translator. It was awesome.
Every morning we would have a stand up meeting at our white boards. There were several large white boards forming a wall to differentiate our team space from other team spaces. On our boards we would keep track of all of the work we needed to do for a project, what we were working on for the next two weeks, what requirements were being written for, what was currently being developed, what was tested, and what was approved. It was a really easy way to keep track of the work. I liked being able to look at the board to see where we were.
I liked it so much I’ve decided to adapt it to my knitting planning for the year.
I created a list of things I want to knit this year. I have a list of my WIPs. I have a list of FOs. I’ve also included stretch goals (I would like to knit the Super Simple Summer Sweater, but I don’t really think I’ll get to it this year). I’ve listed my hibernating projects, because I like to believe if I see them on the board I might eventually pick them up again. I’ve started a list of yarn I want to try and yarn I need to buy to complete the projects on my to knit list. So far it has kept me focused on what I want to knit.
I’m finding more success with having the white board in my yarn room than I did with my knitting notebook last year.
Do you do anything to keep your knitting organized?