I have been knitting for almost four years. I would not say I’m good, mainly because I have yet to branch out and create something other than a scarf or blanket. I tend to stick to “flat patterns,” as my friend calls it. I don’t often have time for knitting, though I’m getting better about make the time. But I thought a binder (specially a Filofax) dedicated to the cause might help me expand my horizons a bit more.
Here’s a tour:
My tabs consist of the following:
- Resources - shops, websites and books
- Patterns - currently empty but I will add any patterns I am interested in here
- Supplies - yes, a list of my supplies
- Projects To Do - a list of projects I want to do and the name of the person the project is for
- Projects Done - a list of completed projects and the date of completion
- Photos - a photo or two and description of the project, including the pattern name and the book or source from which it came, and the yarn I used for the projecBehind my Resourcestab, I have two top tabs (Avery products): Stores and Books. I keep a list of local and non-local (places I visit often) knitting stores and a list of books I own, as well as a list of books I don’t own but may want to refer to again at a future date.
I decided that it would be a good idea to take pictures of my projects, especially the ones that I do for someone else. It’s always nice to look back and see what you have created. I also wanted to know what pattern I used from what book and what yarn I used for the project. So I note all of this information with the photo behind my Photos tabs.
You can see why I had the Grape Domino in mind—it goes very well with my main knitting bag. I do have other bags for certain projects, but this is my main bag and the bag where my knitting binder will live. For Christmas I got a Dooney & Bourke Duck bag. I love this bag but it’s not practical for everyday use, so I put it into use as one of my knitting bags. Currently, it holds myin-progress project, a scarf I’m making for myself. It doesn’t exactly go with my knitting binder, but oh well.
So that’s my knitting binder. It was fun to have a binder to buy during the New York City Meet Up. More importantly, I had a specific use for it, so my husband couldn’t get mad, right?