If you are new to our weekly newsletters, here is some information about us. We have added all our past newsletters to our blog so if you want to you can read more about my irrational fear of roaches or how I lost my keys and found them in an unusual place.
Last week I didn’t write a newsletter. Did you notice?
I thought I’d take the time to get my act together, try and plan a direction, standardize some processes, blah, blah, blah…
I didn’t do any that. I did take a nap on Sunday, though, that has to count for something!
As I was contemplating all the work I needed and wanted to do, I figured out that I need to delegate. (PSA –Delegating is way more productive than curling up in a ball in the corner and rocking back and forth.)
That’s a hard pill to swallow when you think you have to do everything yourself.
While I believe we all feel that way at some point in our lives, I like this quote better:
“You can do anything, but you can’t do everything.”
David Allen is the author of Getting Things Done a classic in productivity. That link is for Libro.fm to listen to, or buy it at Main Street Books!
Letting go of the need to do everything is so damn hard yet necessary to grow. I’m fortunate to have a reliable team. You can see other people’s talents when you delegate. (Or not, see picture above.) 😉
It’s all a process, for now, I hope you enjoy the “standard” newsletter format created by Hope. Let’s cross our fingers that I don’t delete the template like I did the Q&A video we recorded last week answering all your questions about us. Sorry Lily, again.
What We’re Working on
Here are projects some of us are working on in the shop
I’m Tunisian crocheting a baby blanket out of We Are Knitters super soft Meriwool for my brand new niece Leti. This is my first big project with Tunisian Crochet, and I love it! Blankets are big and square, though, so I have to keep myself motivated to complete this before Leti is 12 years old.
Logan is working on Stephen West Cowl with DK weight yarn she hand-dyed for the project. She has taken it out five times. The first four times were because she thought she messed up with the decreases and increases. The last time is when she figured out the i-cord cast on didn’t fit over her head. She is so good at this cowl now.
Lily is working on the Luft hat since before Christmas. Still. She has asked me to finish it. Now I think she’s waiting for me to do it.
She did finish this cute basket for our tissues box. We love our baskets!
Trending Right Now
|Let’s talk Crochet! Do you want to know what’s trending for Crochet on Ravely right now? Here’s the top three this week!|
The Kaleidoscope Blanket – I was sure this was a quilt, not crochet. It’s a CAL (crochet along) and began on January 3rd. It will run over 26 weeks or, like the description says – thirteen fortnightly parts. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Rainbow Barf Cat Plush Scarf – I… I… No words. Why do I want to make this now?
|Here it is again. The scarf folds up into the cat’s mouth, and then it barfs rainbows. Now, this is a Crochet-A-Long I would do. Hmmm|
JOIN OUR COMMUNITY
|We continue to have meetups that are growing every week. We love seeing the connections, inspiration, and support that they create. Come join us!|
Are we ships passing in the night?
ps – we also host events and parties TOO!
If your calendar doesn’t align with our class schedule, do not fear! Book a private event instead. All you need is four friends and we’ll put together something spectacular for you! Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the store to work out the details in person.
New in Stock
|One of our goals for 2020 is to standardize our colorways and bases so we can reproduce them over and over on any base. So logically we created four more colorways that won’t be reproduced probably. Click on picture to see more details!|
|This newsletter took five pieces of chocolate to complete.|