This is my life! Some days I surprise myself with my organizing. Some days I surprise myself with my total lack of organization.
I mentioned yesterday that I had ordered some yarn from Wendy’s Wonders. I went back and looked my previous orders and was admiring the yarn and wanting to start another shawl with some of her yarn. I never had time go through the patterns and come up with a plan.
Yesterday evening when I was getting ready to block the yellow and blue shawl, I noticed something barely sticking out from under the pillow on the extra bed. I pulled it out and it was this:
You might notice the black spots on my chair. I sat on an ink pen! 🙁
I went through my Ravelry projects and found that this the Stargazing Shawl that I started in December, 2017. It was great that I had it on my project page.
On my project age I have listed two different beads that I was using. It was great that I listed the beads I was using.
I could not find the beads anywhere! Looked and looked, finally found one of them but
never did find the other ones. Then, I was already in bed, wondering if the critter searching for a ham dinner was coming back and suddenly, out of nowhere . . I remembered that a container of beads had fallen behind the dresser. I keep my beads in little jars sitting on top of the dresser in the extra room. I got out of bed, went in there, had to use a flashlight and a clothes hanger to fish the jar from behind the dresser but, YES, it was the pink beads Too bad I had already ordered more of them but at least I don’t have to wait for the beads to arrive before working on the shawl. It’s not good that I didn’t have the beads with the project.
The pattern says you can make a small shawl with 3 repeats and a large shawl with 5 repeats. I have 4 repeats. After reading through the pattern, I found that there were 4 repeats for Chart 2 for the larger size. Not good that I didn’t make notes!
To make the larger one, I will need two skeins of yarn. On my project page, I show that I have two skeins of this yarn. There wasn’t another skein with the project. Not good that I don’t have everything together!
I did go to the Wendy’s Wonders tub and found the second skein. It’s good that I had the extra yarn where it was supposed to be.
In a perfectly organized household which we’re not . . I would put all the yarn together in a knitting bag as soon as I start a project. I would put the beads in the knitting bag and keep everything together. I would make meticulous notes on my project page as to what I was planning to do and, most importantly, I would NOT sit on an ink pen and get ink all over my butt and my chair!
But, the good news is . . everything is found, I have everything I need to get back to knitting on this project.