Keeping up with sharing my love for office supplies, I'm going to show you my knitting binder today. This is a little book I put together using an old 3 ring planner. I hope you enjoy it!
In the front of the binder I have a small clip board held in place by cutesy rubber bands. This way, if I need to take a pattern out && really study it or mark on it, I can use the clip board. The front sleeve on the right is just a hello kitty montage from a previous planner that I inserted because... I wanted to!
Behind the clip board is a zipper pocket. Inside the zipper pocket I store some extra stitch markers, a yarn needle, a small pair of scissors, && a gauge ruler. This way I have several things on hand for on the go knitting.
Behind the hello kitty montage in the front of the binder, I have a Maggie Smith meme about knitting because... I wanted to! Then I have some hello kitty paper for notes, stitch counting, row counting, etc. Anything that I may need to write down.
I use planner size tabbed dividers to section off the binder. The first section is for "references". I keep knitting needle size info, metric conversions, yarn types && info, abbreviations, etc. Most of this information I ripped out of my beginner's guide to knitting book. I three hole punched it && added it in.
The next section is for "current" projects. I have patterns && notes on my current projects in here. As you can see above, there's the pattern to the Christmas trees I'm working on. The note to the left is a list of Christmas gifts I'm knitting [not showing the list aha]
"Up Next" is after current projects. This is where I keep patterns of projects I want to work on next. This way I easily have the patterns on hand for yarn shopping.
The next section is "inventory". I keep a list of the needles that I own, so if I'm out and about, I don't buy duplicates. Then I also have yarn swatches. I took the wrapping off the yarn && washi taped a piece of the yarn to the wrapper. 3 hole punched that && added it in. This lets me know what I have on hand, and helps when buying more yarn.
The final section is for "completed" projects. I WILL keep pictures of finished projects && their corresponding pattern in this section. Right now I have a couple completed Christmas trees in it, so that when I go to buy embellishments I have the actual tree with me.
That's pretty much it! <3
How do you organize your knitting projects?