Posted on January 17, 2007 by knittingpatterns4you | 2 Comments

I may have gone off the deep end for good.

Inspired by this post about a stash spreadsheet, I've taken the plunge and have started an Excel sheet for my yarn addiction. What really struck me about the post were the percentage data breakdowns, and while it scares me to think what I might find if I keep this up, I'm really interested to see what my little problem looks like on paper.

I already keep track of my yarn spending (I have a knitting pattern business, so some of the yarn is a business expense), and I think I have a pretty good idea how much I have and what I've bought, but it's going to be really interesting to have concrete numbers for everything. I often do financial reports for work, now I can do them for my own, personal yarn shop.

And thinking about this got me thinking about all the projects languishing in various degrees of completion. I'm adding a sheet to the database for keeping track of projects. Maybe if I leave it open on my computer, it'll actually bug me enough to get something accomplished . . .

Off to enter today's purchase . . . more on that tomorrow.

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January 18, 2007

I have a little stash spreadsheet, as well as one for my projects (both to do and finished). I can cross-reference the projects to see if they match any stash yarn. I can only imagine the amount of work required for you to complete your spreadsheet. Do you need an intern for the project? Will work for Koigu Cashmere!


January 22, 2007

A spreadsheet for the stash…what a concept! I like it. Now that I’m trying to be a knitwear designer, I really need to be more businesslike. So far I keep track of expenses by sticking the receipts on a bulletin board :/

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