A Day in the Life of Kristin Omdahl
Do you ever wonder what a typical day looks like for a crochet designer? We probably all have this fantastical vision of blissfully crocheting all day, at the beach or in front of our favorite tv series. But at the same time, we know it can't be that easy. Our sister publication, Artists & Makers, recently caught up with Kristin Omdahl and profiled her typical day.
Her day starts a little something like this:
6:00 a.m. The alarm goes off and I debate sleeping in, but rarely do. I go downstairs and make myself a protein shake, and make my 13-year-old son, Marlon, breakfast before waking him up. If I hustle, I can fold laundry or empty the dishwasher before we head out the door at 6:45.
7:00 a.m. After I drop Marlon at tennis (he does a full-day program and I homeschool him in the evening), I run errands or exercise before I head back home, where my office is.
9:00 a.m. I make myself some tea (jasmine, green, or peach herbal are my favorites) and check my email. A surge in Etsy orders means I'll be autographing books, organizing yarn orders, printing labels, and shipping packages. There may be questions to answer from publishers or vendors, decisions to make about new products, and there are always new patterns to be designed and tested. It's not unusual for me to have to schedule multiple meetings, phone calls and/or conference calls throughout the course of my day.
Wow, and we've only made it to 10 o'clock in the morning! Check out Artist & Makers 2015 to see the rest of Kristin's Day and learn more about artists from a variety of areas.