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Early November WIPs and DIPs

I can definitely tell how busy I am by the number of times per week I post to the blog.  I try at an absolute minimum to post weekly (in which case I’m just squeaking this post in).

Ideally, I’d be able to stick to the schedule I was trying to establish:  one post each per week of the following:  WIPs/DIPs, interviews, gardening/food, and book reviews.  Sister Diane of CraftyPod had a whole podcast about planning your blog posts.  I’ve even downloaded one of the blog post planners, and filled it out.

Of course, that doesn’t mean I have time to do all of it (sigh).

Regardless, Jack is finished and is totally cute.  I can’t post a picture of the complete FO, but here’s a teaser pic (above).  Unfortunately it’s not showing the gorgeous vivid green of the yarn.

I’ve started the Shelter mitts.  I have to say I really like the scent of the yarn; it has kind of an herb-y, earthy odor to it.  The yarn is soft and squishy (not Malabrigo soft & squishy, but softer and squishier than you think it would feel, if that makes sense).  I’ve had to pluck out pieces of VM, but not an annoying amount:  just enough to remember that this yarn wasn’t subjected to chemicals to dissolve the VM.  It’s showing the lace cables beautifully:

3 comments… add one
  • Sister Diane November 5, 2010, 9:11 am

    Thanks so much for linking to my podcast! And don’t worry if you fell off your blogging plan. It happens to everybody – life has a way of consuming time. 🙂

    You can ‘get back on the horse’ anytime – or revise your plan to something simpler for a while. And remember – there are blogs out there that post only once or twice a month, and they still have readers. Your blog shouldn’t be something that adds pressure to your life. I think there’s a constant negotiation going on between you and your blog, as the blog tries to find its best niche in your busy schedule, and as your schedule fluctuates over time.

    • StephCat November 5, 2010, 5:29 pm

      it’s a matter of priorities, I know!

  • Liz E November 10, 2010, 4:38 pm

    I tried planning my blog posts once… all that ultimately happened was that I ended up with a couple of drafts that I never actually wrote down…

    That said, I do see how it would be helpful and there was a lot of interesting information in the link. 🙂 I’m trying to do the same sort of thing for mine (though a year in advance is kind of an amazing thought) just to make sure that I’m not too repetitive…

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