I've been rethinking how I use my week and weekends. With so much to do, it's difficult (sometimes) to get lines crossed off of the list.
I adopted the Google Calendar and add appointments and reminders on it using my phone or computer and that way when time arrives, it's easier to stay on schedule. For example, I knew this past weekend I wanted to dye alpaca top. In order to do this, I like to have my fibers soak for a good day or two before I dye. A reminder on Thursday morning went off and reminded me to measure out and soak fibers for Saturday!
(and I did!)
That means I have alpaca fiber dyed and ready to sell this week listed in the shop. I've been working on adding more solids to the list (and they seem pretty popular!) - so this week I added brown and orange (which, of course, I named chocolate and pumpkin).
A Dye Lab snuck itself into the mix as well - I had blue left over from yarn dyeing and it was begging to be put on the alpaca with the brown... I think any two of these colors could be combined for a fun result.
I also have some more merino dyed in the Emerald colorway to list in the shop. Doing the dyeing is a fun diversion from the knitting and design work that I have been doing. It all takes time and energy... but being able to step away from the calculator for a while and get messy with dye makes my soul smile.
Here's to an amazing week!