Keeping Track: The Journals

I’ve heard from several spinners and fleece prep-ers, that your memories of each carefully considered and executed yarn will be forgotten–even sooner than you might imagine . . . and so I have taken their advice and started a wool/spinning journal to keep track of my adventures.

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This journal will join my knitting notebook, in which I sketch designs, keep track of patterns, and maintain other to-knit lists. I’ve also decided to keep samples of the raw fleeces I process . . . at least for a while.

Since the advent of Ravelry’s homespun category (and this blog, to be honest), I feel that my back-up systems are firmly in place. But servers go down, blogs get moldy [not this one! ack], and sometimes you just want to use paper, pencil, and some good, old-fashioned sandwich baggies. After all, could pictures *really* capture the raw wool locks I’ve been saving??

If anyone out there keeps a spinning, knitting, or wool record: what’s your method? I’d love to hear about it in the comments 🙂

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5 Responses to Keeping Track: The Journals

  1. woollykindknits says:

    Ravelry homespun? I can’t find anything on Ravelry about it. I’m intrigued. But, like your system, too. Must think about getting one in place for myself. Thanks for getting me to think about it!

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  2. lissymail says:

    Yes! If you go to “My Notebook” you should see a link to “Handspun” where you can enter info about the yarn you are making. Mine is here: http://www.ravelry.com/people/mlittlefield/handspun

    I’d be curious to know what you come up with in terms of keeping track!

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  3. woollykindknits says:

    That’s awesome! Thank you. For some reason, I couldn’t see it until I linked to your page.

    Your spinning looks fab!!

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  4. Debbie says:

    I don’t keep track nearly as much as you do, but I found a notebook that has graph paper on one side, and I use that one for my knitting charts! Works great. I think I got them at Walgreens or CVS. I have a small one that has a label of “Markings” by C. R. Gibson.

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  5. lissymail says:

    I ❤ graph paper, Debbie!

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