Make the Most of Your Crochet Time!
I already have a great idea for next year. The Interweave Crochet 2011 Calendar arrived in my office last week. Each month begins with an inspirational suggestion. July suggests, "Make a holiday present. Download a free eBook at CrochetMe.com" and September recommends, "Crochet a hat. Give it away." If I combine these suggestions with my own handwritten goals each month, I should be able to keep on track next year. I like the idea of keeping my goals on sticky notes because then I can reuse them, like in the case of newborn hats for charity, or move them when I can't meet a deadline.
|I recommend setting mini-deadlines too. Some projects are so big they seem overwhelming or you forget about an upcoming deadline because it is a month or more away. I like setting mini-deadlines for holiday gifts and large projects like sweaters or afghans. Set a date to finish the sleeves of a garment or a certain number of motifs for an afghan. And for holiday gifts, instead of setting a date in November to have all of your gifts finished, set mini-deadlines to finish Mom's scarf in August and Dad's hat in September.|
As an added bonus, the calendar presents a new motif each month, complete with written instructions and a stitch diagram. The motifs provide inspiration of their own. Turn them into a coaster, hat, or even an afghan, or use them as embellishments. If you find your home calendar quickly fills with activities, you could dedicate this calendar to your handcrafted projects, or use bright sticky notes so your project goals stand out.
I'm looking forward to next year. I know the Interweave Crochet 2011 Calendar and goal creation will lead to an abundance of crochet projects both planned and completed next year!