This week, summer has truly arrived in New York City, and working in largely un-air conditioned environments definitely has made me a bit lazy. Nonetheless, I’ve made some progress on my crafting goals!
Professional crafting goals
3. Publish at least five patterns.
Last week, I mentioned that a proposal was accepted for an upcoming publication. Yarn support has been requested and should arrive soon so I can get started on this project.
4. Blog at least twice a week.
Yay! I met my goal this week with my interview with crochet/knitting legend Margaret Hubert and this update.
6. Complete the Pet Product Design and Marketing certificate at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Sadly, this week I had to rely on my tiny dog mannequin because my mom was traveling for business (and thus her dog, my doggie model, was unavailable for measurements). I’m looking forward to working with a real dog for the next assignment for my Patternmaking for Dog Garments class!
9. Figure out how to do super cool stuff on WordPress.
I’ve had some major WordPress breakthroughs (for me) this week. First, I actually added pages for my blog (About Me and Craft Goals). Then I changed my theme because the purple was starting to bum me out and I wanted more colors while keeping the background light. And finally I got my Google calendar widget up and running. This would not have been possible without some help from the developer, Ross, and also from Karen Ratto Whooley (yep, you read that correctly). How did that happen, you ask? (Ok, you didn’t ask, but I’m gonna tell you!) Kathryn at Crochet Concupiscence organized a July project for crochet bloggers called Hookin’ Up! (Don’t be embarrassed, I had to look up concupiscence too .) Karen Ratto Whooley will be reviewing my blog on July 2 on her blog so she emailed me and I mentioned my calendar problem. She recommended the specific plugin and then with some help from Ross I was able to get it up on the blog the same day. (I should mention here that I have been trying this on my own for a few weeks. D’oh!) Yet another reason to love the crochet community – a famous designer and the Secretary of the Crochet Guild of America is actually helping me to hook up my blog even though we’ve never even met. Awesome!
Do you have any craft goals for this year? How are you progressing?