I just noticed that Knitonashingle added a note to one of her pattern posts that she traces the hand and foot of the little ones she knits for each year and includes the date. I've been doing the same thing but I also add body and clothing measurements to the page (sleeve length, etc).
I put it in a folder in the bookcase with my knitting books so it's always handy.
I also printed out the child chart from Craft Council so I can compare and use the correct size.
Many of the little ones who I knit for, don't live anywhere near me as family and friends are spread out all over the country and in fact all over the world. I know that anything I knit for these children will be passed to other children, sometimes within that family and sometimes not. I wouldn't find keeping the information on past knits of any use at all. Though I have bookmarked sizing charts for both adults and children on my computer. Those are of more use to me since sizing is different in Europe than in the U.S.
It could be s new version of the “height marks” on the door jam! Cute!
Knitting in the Rockys wrote:
Many of the little ones who I knit for, don't liv... (
That makes sense. I get requests for hats, slippers, and mittens so it's handy for me. I had a cousin ask me for mittens for her son one time, she is a sweet, intelligent woman who can't seem to grasp the idea of a tape measure so I told her to take a picture if his hand in top of a ruler. They fit.
Boy, great idea, too many times I knit for far away relative kids that I don't see often, have no idea their sizes, but still want to do a little something for them, and if I had kept track of the older kids/sizes at earlier ages it would have made it so much easier. And just yesterday my DGD ask me how much she weighed when she was 6. Since I sewed for her and also at the same time had a business I checked in my log and found out for her. Just something she wanted to know, her friends little girl turned 6 and she thinks she's so tiny, but compare and find out not so. I do have a few of my kids weights and heights from when they were little. I kept things like that sometimes because my mom kept nothing about me.
We kept a record of our kid's height each fal, at the start of school on the kitchen door jamb. When we were moving I had my husband buy a 1"x4" 8 foot piece of wood and transferred all the marks and dates and initials. That moved with us 3 times.
Great idea, Ms. Organized!
Thanks for sharing!