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Knitting Journals and Project sheets
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Apr 15, 2013 12:38:24   #
I have always kept a journal, so when I started knitting, not so long ago, I had the idea of keeping a knit journal in my supplies tote.

My thought was to journal the project with all it's details, yarn, pattern, notes, how much yarn, who it was for, when it was started, when finished (if ever). Personal things that might come up during the project.

I have done that. I also started an index card system with just the basics for each project.

Today in a knitting magazine, I saw a much neater idea.

Its a and she has free downloadable project sheets to put with each project for every project because we've all put down a project, fully intending to be right back and then get distracted by another project or life intervenes. These sheets tell us what this UFO was, what yarn and so on. I really like this idea to create one of these sheets and slip it in with the project at the beginning, then it can become a journal sheet or a refresher if this project gets put aside for a while, so I won't wonder, what was the plan for this.

Do scroll down because she also has a Notes sheet, a Planning sheet, and graph paper. The notes sheet for some reason is headed in French but the site is in English.
Hope this is helpful to someone else.
Apr 15, 2013 12:46:03   #
You been listening to my thinking TeacupinKS. Only last night I sat with a pile of bits of paper all covered in assorted notations about the various projects that I have either completed, or given up and ripped out. The thinking was "there has to be a better way to do this"
Thanks for the link and the ideas.
Apr 15, 2013 12:46:03   #
Ooooo! You are so great! Thanks for this link.
Apr 15, 2013 12:47:36   #
I see you miss being in Mississippi. When we lived in Stillwater, Ok while DH was in grad school, he used to say that there was nothing between us and the North Pole but a barbed wire fence. Love the gulf coast in spite of the hurricanes.
Apr 15, 2013 15:36:02   #
Oh me too! Homesick and yet there isn't really a "home" there.
Apr 15, 2013 17:52:40   #
Grandma Laurie
Thanks for the link. These project sheets will be helpful to put with a pattern so next time an item is made the info is all there with notes and all.
Apr 15, 2013 18:09:11   #
You are welcome! I just filled out the first one for the project I'm working on upstairs. I like the ones, that are for planned projects because I buy yarn and patterns and try to keep them together but over time, I may forget what I intended to do with it. It's headed in French, but the rest of it is English.
There is also a needle inventory sheet. I need that more for my Crochet needles because I'm always buying another one.
Santa brought me a seat of Dreamz interchangeable knitting needles. But then when I learned I-cord, I had to have some double points and soon, I'll loose track mentally of what I have so the inventory will be helpful too.
For those who convert written instructions to charts there are also graph paper downloads.
Apr 16, 2013 05:14:12   #
Apr 16, 2013 06:47:53   #
What a good idea, thanks for that. :thumbup:
Apr 16, 2013 07:15:28   #
buttons wrote:
A little help - is there a particular post that contains these resources? I'm not seeing anything obvious (but it is early in the day). Thanks so much!
Apr 16, 2013 08:05:06   #
TLL I found the forms in the "Extras" section. :)
Apr 16, 2013 08:11:25   #
TLL wrote: I found the forms in the "Extras" section. :)
Brilliant! Thanks so much!
Apr 16, 2013 10:39:17   #
Thank you so much for the information! Just yesterday I was at our local thrift store buying a folder to keep information about my (many! many!) yarn projects in, and then, lo and behold, I find this site..... I will be so organized!!
Apr 16, 2013 10:44:15   #
Thank you so much for sharing this.
Apr 16, 2013 11:23:28   #
Thank you for this link. I downloaded them to my IBooks and will definitely make good use of them. I have a few WIPs made several years ago and have so many little pieces of paper. It will take me hours to figure them out. I love this site.🌷🌷🌷
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