For all those who responded - thank you so very much. I have been keeping my patterns (with notes) in a notebook (or two) for the last few years - so I can look back to see what I've made and what I did differently from the pattern. I haven't been keeping track of the yarn(s) used, and I might begin to do that. I know that I should be taking pictures . . . and I don't really want to be bothered. I have a hard enough time getting the finished project stuff into the appropriate notebook! Keeping track of pictures and finding the pattern (most assuredly weeks later) is beyond my level of interest. So thank you for all your input - I appreciate it so much.
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I find it much easier to post all that information on Ravelry. My notes not only help me, but help others that might want to make that project. Admittedly I do add pictures, but you do not have to. If I ever want to make it again I have easy access to my notes, plus the notes of others that have made it.
You're not the only one not taking pictures. I don't have a camera or a smart phone, and no plans to race out to get either of them.
Good for you. I wish I’d done this for the last fifteen years! I scribble notes on the sides of printed out patterns but sometimes even forget to do that. It’s often impossible to figure out what I did even a few months later!
I keep all my working patterns with notes as to when made, who for, even row counts. I usually staple a ball band and a short length of the actual yarn to the pattern and put them in an accordion file folder. For me, the simple approach of just adding that to a file folder is quicker and easier than inserting it into a sleeve and then putting it into a binder. The folder is also less bulky than a binder. It is also easier to pull the patterns out and look through them.
But as the saying goes: Each to his own taste. :-)
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COme to think of it....I do that too. Have 4 big notebooks with patterns I have made and some still unmade but like.....and a pile of patterns that I have made and haven't put in the book yet!