All over the place

I know. I know. I owe you guys pics and project notes of the Sleepy Monkey Blanket that I tweeted about being finished. Patience my pretties!

With work and finishing up some knitting, visits and keeping on top of my little guy's activities, I'm not quite sure where this term has gone.

What I have noticed though, is that as often happens when I'm overwhelmed, my organisation skills fall victim to an untidyness that can only be seen to be believed. Witness my shame:

The horror. The horror! Meet my disorganisation nightmare.

The horror. The horror! Meet my disorganisation nightmare.

That my friends is my workbench, which not only holds my stash but *should* also be able to hold and keep organised various projects as I work on them at the same time, or in a queue, and thus help keep *me* focused. Sadly, my system has failed and has happens periodically, needs to be reset.

In all the busyness, my workbench has become a dumping ground (and let's not even talk about the area in front of the bench, or the floor of the office off-camera!). I was reading about New Year's cleaning traditions and it being bad luck to have the old year's dirt stay with you into the new year instead of being swept out with the old year. Knowing that I have some big plans for 2014 in terms of work and projects, it seemed like just as good a time as any to start getting that solid footing sorted out.

So I've been clearing out the piles and binning random bits and filing others, which is also helping in terms of my planning for 2014. Some my 2013 goals fell by the wayside quite early on and I suspect that having goals without necessarily having a plan for those goals was where things fell down. 

It's a start. hopefully it will make things easier when I do a stash tidy-up to see what hasn't been put in right storage container, what hasn't been logged on Ravelry, and of course the stash toss to keep a vigilant eye out for critters...!

More to come!