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.
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 🙂