A reason to blog

YarnsDyedApril-2013

Yarn and more yarn

Yes, I was pretty excited about having some newly dyed yarns, but after starting the weaving yesterday, I realized that I will need more of some of the other colors. When I first sorted the yarns that I was going to use, I just eyeballed them instead of actually weighing these leftover bits and pieces. Not a good practice! So it’s off to the dye pots today! While the yarns are doing their thing, I will be mowing, stopping only to do a little stirring. I set my time to remind me that pots need attention. I love seeing those colors coming out of the dye pots!

Record keeping is not one of my strengths. I keep really good records of the dyeing and the warp left on the loom, but not of the finished pieces. Late last year, I started putting a date in the spreadsheet I keep for finished pieces, but that means many pieces on that list are unattached to a year. Recently, I was asked for a date on a piece, so what did I do? My memory certainly was not going to help! Blogging! Did a search, and, yes, there it was!

4 thoughts on “A reason to blog

  1. Donna Kallner

    You make me feel better, Sherri! I’m ultra-organized on many things, but this kind of record-keeping tends to slip through the gaps. Searching the blog is a great idea — thanks!

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  2. Sherri

    Glad it was helpful. Hmmm…ultra organized? I don’t think I could make that claim, although artist friends are horrified at my spreadsheets. So, now I’ve got a spreadsheet for finish dates and a research resource for the others. Yay!

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  3. Meg

    Know what you mean. I search my blog for most everything about what I’ve been doing these last… goodness this side of 2006!

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  4. Sherri

    Meg, you’re way ahead of me! Never occurred to me until I was forced to come up with a date fro a publication. It’s funny because I’ve been keeping an online record of what I do everyday for two years now. When they send me an email reminder to record the day’s activities, they also send what I was doing maybe a year ago or three months ago. Somehow doing that makes me feel more productive.

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