My new Knitters Planner arrived and I’m switching over from 2022 to 2023. This is my third or fourth year using this planner and I think I have perfected “system”.
First up, I have fully embraced frixion pens and markers so that I can always adjust my stuff. Secondly, all the color coding. It makes me feel more in control than I am. Next up I use the back of this planner to track my projects all year long. It really gives me an idea of how much or little I create.
I use the main body of the planner in weekly planning mode. I try to fill it out every Sunday or first thing Monday so I get a feel for my week. I keep track of some micro goals each week as well. I may or may not refer back to it during the week but the preparation alone feels good.
Do you have an organization strategy?
I just put my entire stash on Ravelry. It was a bit daunting, but now that everything is listed I’m amazed at how helpful it actually is. I also maintain a queue and a WIP list there. I’m not one who particularly enjoys knitting on a schedule, so I don’t plan my projects much beyond having a waiting list of things I want to make and flagging patterns and yarn that I want to use for each specific item. I envy those who can plan a year in advance, but I’m not there … yet.
Wow, it is beautiful. I just love lots of colors. I make too many changes so my planner is an google sheets spreadsheet with a tab for the year’s plan and a tab each month. (I’ve already added a hat to my plan when the first hat turned out a bit too short.) I like to track my daily stitches which the spreadsheet adds up for a monthly and yearly count. I use the highlighter feature to color code my current WIPs (I don’t do UFOs). The spreadsheet calculates how many stitches I knit on each project which helps me plan how many projects I can plan for the next year knowing I’m only going to get roughly 600,000 stitches done in a year.
Wow! It’s nice to know if I ever need to get organized there are some very fun and colorful ways to do so. Right now I am just using Ravelry and a composition book!