Building a knitting schedule is a good practice for meeting knitting goals. Checking in on knitting progress is another part of the goal-reaching process. I made a schedule a couple of weeks ago in the hope that I could get through a couple of knitting projects before the end of February. The checking in is a little painful, and I think my biggest takeaway will be that it doesn’t really help to be overly optimistic.
Herein lies a review of my knitting progress.
This was my what was on Knitting plan:
Icterine 5 hours: finished knitting 2/3/15
- Esperance 12 to 15 hours: in progress. 50% complete
- Belon 12 to 15 hours: in progress. On Shell 5 of 15. 35% complete
- Curls Cuff Sample 4 hours: in progress. 50% complete
- Curls Collar Sample 4 hours: Not started
Total of 37 to 42 Knitting hours. I’m guessing this is going to be more like 40 hours–because I won’t need to do the Collar sample.
- Icterine closure 1 hour: Not Started (purchased button)
Devil’s Tower 0.5 hour: Finished
- Pear Bellevue Shrug 2 hours: Not started
- Dove Bellevue Shrug 6 hours: Not started
- Windsor Capelette Vice Salmon 3 hours: Not started
- Windsor Capelette Happy Fuzzy Merino Bamboo 3 hours: Not started
- Windsor Capelettes from Test Knitters 8 hours: Not started
Total of 23.5 Finishing hours. When I originally made my plan I was a little stingier about how much time the finishing would take, so I allocated 21.5 hour.
I know I have about 12 hours a week of knitting time without changing my usual habits, but I thought I would get more knitting hours while I was on my retreat. I didn’t take into account that I am a lousy knitter when I need to listen to other people in a careful way. So I got some knitting done, but it wasn’t all that productive. Now I have a just a week to finish my Belon shawl if I am to wear it on the 27th. Then I have one more day in February and 15 days in March (about 40 hours) to finish my Winter Season Knitting Plan.
Revising the Plan
Okay, well when I came up with this plan I planned to do finishing the last two weeks of March, but I obviously put it into my Winter Season Knitting Plan because it seemed possible. Now I see that I was overly optimistic and so those items may still need to be shifted into those last weeks of March. I think I’m not going to have to do the Collar sample because I am getting all the information I need from the Cuff sample, but I need to get the Cuff done so I can order the yarn for a sample.
The New Winter Season Knitting Plan
I put everything into my calendar. That was hard! All of my knitting has deadlines of some kind, so I can’t just push things ahead because I didn’t get to it. Although I can do the finishing in the second half of March, I also have some knitting included in the finishing, and I might as well get that done, but it may slide ahead if something else comes up. Ideally, if I can get this all done, I could do a photo shoot late in March.