Getting More Satisfaction from Your Fiber

In episode six of The Peahen’s Ponderings, my friend Kristen Hughes and I discuss productivity management as it applies to fiber arts, and ways that fiber artists can get more satisfaction from their projects. 

Summary

In episode six of The Peahen’s Ponderings, my friend Kristen Hughes and I discuss productivity management as it applies to fiber arts, and ways that fiber artists can get more satisfaction from their projects. 

We cover topics such as:

  • what is a WIP, including rules of thumb for recognizing WIPs
  • the benefits of completing projects, and limiting the number of projects in progress
  • common challenges in finishing fiber projects, and possible solutions
  • the difference between efficiency and efficacy
  • yarn-adjacent activities
  • tracking information about projects

Along the way, we share stories from our own fibery experience.  I know this is a long episode, but I hope you’ll have as much fun listening to it as we did recording it!

Websites Mentioned

Kristen’s store: http://www.rosetwist.com

Kristen’s blog:  http://thesojourningspinner.blogspot.com/

Stephanie Pearl McPhee’s blog: https://www.yarnharlot.ca/

Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com

Books Mentioned

The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement by Eilyahu Goldratt

Kanban: Successful Evolutionary Change for Your Technology Business by David J. Anderson

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-free Productivity by David Allen

Essential Kanban Condensed by David J Anderson and Andy Carmichael

Knitting in the Old Way by Priscilla A. Gibson-Roberts

The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams

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6 comments

  1. […] I picked the Just a Jamie Thing pattern in my queue, which should provide the right level of knittability for WWKIP day. (And if “knittability” isn’t a real word, then it should be!) The pattern is short, and comments suggest it was easy enough to memorize. I have high hopes! I mean, four of the six pattern rows are just purling. Which will give me lots of practice with continental purling. (If you were wondering why I need practice purling, you can hear all about my knitting drama in this episode of my podcast.) […]

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