Thanks for all your nice comments about Tracy’s Shawl. I am happy to report that I have finished the pattern, my tech-editor has had a go at it and fixed my boo-boos, and it is now available, in pdf format, here. It is also linked to from my Free Patterns Page.
As you can see, Lucy was still enamored with it when I did the “official” photo shoot.
I am working on a non-bloggable project right now, but I’ll be back on Thursday with a report on the start of my Camp Loopy project.
The Great Condo Clear Out Update
It has been close to three weeks since I embarked on the Great Condo Clear-Out of 2011 and I am pleased to say that so far I have not lapsed back into my old slovenly ways.
I have made a point to deal with the mail when I get it, shredding the shreddables, tossing the tossables, and filing the filables instead of dropping the stack of mail on my poor little writing desk.
When I pull a knitting book out of the bookcase to look at, I put it back in the bookcase when I am done. Stunning, no?
When I finish doing laundry, I immediately put everything away.
These are not difficult concepts to master, yet I have always had trouble with them. I think the main issue is that I am inherently lazy.
But I’ve heard that if you do something for a month, that is what it takes to make it a routine. So I’m more than halfway there.
I still have some work to do, but I am saving it for the next holiday weekend. Independence Day is a Monday and I have leave scheduled for Thursday and Friday of the preceding week, so I’ll have a 5-day weekend. That should be more than enough time to deal with what is left. I estimate that I’ve done 75% of the work. So maybe I’ll have time to put some yarn stash up for sale on Ravelry then.
I have to thank Crazy Aunt Purl for giving me the shove I needed to de-clutter my life. Laurie has discussed de-cluttering and simplifying on her blog a number of times, and I am following her very good example.
Seeing my place all tidy and clean makes me very very happy. And I am even remembering where I put everything.
“This shawl has been given the Ragdoll Seal of Approval!”