“All those pretty patterns! I wish you could also sell me the time to knit…”
As a passionate knitter, I know what you are talking about: So many creative ideas, but how do I find the time to pursue them? My day-by-day amongst job, family and friends, the house, the garden, the pets… It is a big challenge to synchronize my deadlines and appointments with those of my family, and an even bigger one to plan ahead and prioritize. My smartphone just would not do the job: I felt I was lacking an overview, and I needed something more tangible than a digital calendar. So, for a couple of years, I wrote down my to-do-lists in a simple notebook using the Bullet Journal method, which I liked quite a bit. But at some point, I needed a real planner to jot down events and tasks that would come up in the future. (I blogged about that here.)
I researched paper planners, and I discovered the ones by the small Munich-based company Weekview: They have lots of clever features in a functional layout, are beautifully designed and also offer abundant space for lists and notes – which is so important to me, as my head is always full of ideas that need to be written down and organized. Since I have been using my Weekview planner, I feel like being in charge again. Instead of carrying an ever-growing to-do list from day to day, I plan my weeks with enough buffer time. Weekly planning reduces my stress level, even if an important deadline is coming up or I am running between parent-teacher meetings, doctor’s appointments and grocery shopping. But the best thing is: I also find that I have more time to knit and for other creative projects. I thought it would be a brilliant idea to have pages for my knitting projects, yarn purchases, project ideas and yarn wish lists right there with all my other important information in my planner! So I teamed up with the wonderful people at Weekview, and we created the Strickplaner 2018 (German for “Knitting Planner 2018”), which will be available in English and German. Our goal is to help knitters everywhere to find time for what is important to them – and cleverly plan and organize their crafty lives!
Strickplaner will be available in German and English later in the year 2017.
12×18 cm ( 4.8 x 7.2 inches – a little smaller than A5).
90 g per m2 high quality writing paper
durable vinyl-coated cover
2 ribbon bookmarks
240 pages including 26 pages for knitting tools, 74 for individual notes (5 mm squared and dot-grid)
Monthly overview for 2018 and 2019 (3 months per page)
Calendar 2018: One week on 2 pages, including to-do list, goals etc. starting last week of December 2017
Yearly and life goals
Quarterly planning tools and daily tracking tools
4 weekly planner pages for recurring events (or school)
Weekly Time Management by weekview.com
Minimalistic functional layout – perfect for your own decorating ideas.
The pattern for the knitted book cover in the picture is included!
In this video I talk about Strickplaner in more detail than in the video on Facebook:
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