Lately, I have spent quite a bit of time trying to find the perfect knitting journal. (I have found quite a few but they weren’t perfect, at least not for me) as I want to keep track of all the projects I have completed over the years.
Yes, I have blogged about quite a few of them, however … a journal, a real book, would be something totally different.
Here’s what I am looking for: a simple journal, sturdy and portable (that is: not too big, not too heavy), with pre-printed project sheets (pretty much the way Ravelry suggests) with several fields for each project’s start and completion date, the project name, and maybe even the intended recipient. Then, there would have to be room for the pattern source, gauge, the needle/s I have used and the yarn. I would need quite a few grid-lined graph paper pages for fair isle sketches or cable knit design. Additional pockets, a ruler (imprint), a knitting needle gauge, and a metric conversion chart would be useful; plus all sorts of guides such as standard yarn weights or universal fabric care symbols and – last but not least – plenty of room for notes. I would definitely need space. Lots of space! Not only to write down everything related to each project but to glue, store, keep labels, yarn samples, receipts, stuff. An elastic band (the way moleskine books have it) would be nice to keep my journal shut, did I mention that already? …
Any suggestions anyone? Do you have a knitting journal? If not – how do you keep track of all finished projects? Online? In a cardboard box? Not at all? Got any insider tips for me?? Please share!