Monthly Archive: April 2016

Keeping my Sh*t Organized Keeps the Business Going!

Sunday, April 17, 2016 Staying organized when you are running your own business can be super difficult, but it is definitely important! I use the calendar in my phone religiously, but I’m also old school and constantly write things down by hand. I actually remember everything better when I physically write them down, which is why I always have index cards nearby so that I can scribble down all of the random thoughts that pop into my head. I remember getting my first Franklin planner when I was in 7th grade. I used it for everything up until about 5 years ago. I called it my “brain” because without it, I would have missed every meeting I scheduled! I am always busy designing and planning, so having a reliable place to write down important deadlines and notes is vital to keeping my business running. When I am knitting something that doesn’t require much thought, my brain files through the million things I want to get done. To keep track, I use a LOT of index cards. It is my portable to do list and without them, I probably wouldn’t be able to sleep at night! I would be awake all night telling myself “oh yeah, I need to remember to do that tomorrow.” Each night before I go to bed, I make a list of…
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Mindy Kaling is a true ROCKSTAR!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 Yesterday was pretty exciting! It’s not every day that you get to see something you created being worn by someone that you have so much respect and admiration for! I can’t go into a lot of detail on the entire process because I’m working on an article for a knitting magazine, but I do want to share my favorite part about the experience of designing and knitting for Mindy Kaling. I take my knitting with me everywhere I go. I truly embody the phrases “If I can’t take my yarn, I’m not going!” and “If I’m sitting, I’m knitting.” Of course, I’m also knitting if I’m standing in line, watching a rock band play, sitting on the 405 parking lot, and pretty much any other time when I have idle hands. My friends are now only surprised if they DON’T see me knitting! I have really supportive friends and family around me and they are always interested to know what I’m working on. When I got The Mindy Project gig, I had to be quiet about it for awhile, but once it was out in the open, everyone was so happy that my business was taking off. The best part, however, was the reaction I got when they learned WHO the pieces were for. There is a lot of opinions amongst…
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