Sunday, November 11, 2007

Question for you...

Do you keep a journal of your finished objects?

Do you track the date started, yarn used, pattern...etc?

If so, did you buy it or make it yourself?

I am thinking about doing this just for "shits and giggles" and am looking for some input from all the "experienced experts" out there...

...or is this just another side of my anal nature/personality and nobody else gives a rip?

7 comments:

KSee said...

so funny that you ask this question. I have been keeping the ball bands with a sample of the yarn and brought the Knitter's Journal with a 50% off coupon at AC Moore. But I have never put them together. Now with Raverly I figure posting FO's will do the same thing. So I do not know if I will take the time to add them to the journal but I do know I will still keep a sample with the bands. So I'm no help here. Best intentions so little time.

Ariel said...

I never did until Ravelry. That's one of the first things I really liked about that site.

Emily said...

I started out with a sort of yarn journal - I'd staple a piece of the yarn and the yarn band into a notebook, write down what I made with it and any notes that I had about the yarn. This was pretty handy especially for washing instructions. Unfortunately, I got lazy about three years ago (and the notebook couldn't hold anymore without breaking the binding) and stopped.

Carrie said...

I bought a knitting journal about 2 years ago and I religiously kept all the ball bands, snips of yarn and journaled about each and every project I made along with a photo. Now that I'm on Ravelry I've slacked on the journal a little bit but I do want to keep everything listed there as well. I also make notes about every FO on my blog too and I tend to look back to those entries most often.
Good luck!

Megan said...

I bought a knitting journal, I keep all the ball bands in it and have quite a few gauge swatched pasted in, but I have gotten lazy with it, especially with ravelry. It sounds like such a good idea though.

KnittySue said...

I've never kept track of my projects but I'm going to starting in Jan on Ravelry...that is my mission at least. LOL

Karen said...

I have an index card pack (With rings to hold it together) that I keep all my (sock) knitting info in. It has really helped me when I get to the second sock and need to know how many stitches I picked up on the heel flap and stuff like that. I write my start date, yarn used, needle size, # of stitches cast on, etc. It has been a life saver on more than one occassion.