I've been interested in entering this competition since the first time I saw their show in 2014.
I think the mitts I have planned will be a good candidate.
Since the prospectus won't be out for a bit, I put together a plan based on previous deadlines for the show. I expect the submission deadline to be about February 15th, 2019 and photos of the work will be required. So that means I need to be complete, washed and blocked well-before then.
As of 8/5/18: I have 27 weeks until the estimated submission date... and 8.5 ounces of gold to spin, 2 ounces of black to card and spin, and two mitts to knit using a technique I've never used before. Piece of cake, right?
Being the Program Manager that I am, I put together a weekly plan with goals and progress tracking, working backward from the submission date.
If I spin an average of 3/4 oz each week, I should finish spinning by the end of Thanksgiving weekend, which will give me two months to knit two mittens.
This all seems reasonable.
I started by setting aside a 3/4 oz portion so I had a clear measure for how I was doing during the week.
Now that I'm a week and a half into my plan, I'm doing well. I spun 1 ounce last week and am on track for this week.
I decided it was time to start a new single, so I caked Single #5 at 1-1/8 oz, and started single #6.
At the moment, my status is:
- 3-7/8 oz in singles
- 2 oz complete
- 5-7/8 oz spun total
- 7-1/8 oz remaining
Happy Fiber Arts Friday!