A gazillion years ago, I wrote about my Knitting Notebook. Well, a few years on, and it's full and I need to start a new one.
Actually, I will probably be starting two... one for recording my knitting projects in and another as an "inventory" of the wool I have. I kept that "stash record" in the back of the original knitting notebook, but I'm wondering if I should separate it off and keep it with the wool itself. Since I have run out of pages in the original notebook, I have no space for adding new purchases (and there will be more purchases!). Which means I either need to re-write the stash notes (and update them while I'm at it) in the back of Knitting Notebook 2, or start a new book, dedicated to just that.
What to use?
Knitting Notebook 1 is a dot-grid Rhodia. I chose dot-grid because I wanted to be able to draw tables in it, plus do maths and keep the numbers lined up, and draw charts and so on. For Knitting Notebook 2, I will stick with dot-grid, because it's worked really well. I used a Rhodia originally, but because of the logo on the front, it meant my knitting decal was weirdly placed. I'm staying with A5 size, because it's worked well so far. Since I added a table of contents at the start, it would be nice if the new one had one, but I don't mind drawing my own if there isn't one in the notebook. One ribbon marker is great... more than one is a bonus. It also needs to have a decent number of pages.
- plain/logo-free front cover
- decent number of pages
- TOC and page numbering
A rummage through Nero's Notes shows that there are several that meet these requirements!
A5 (ish), dot-grid, plain cover, two ribbon markers, numbered pages and TOC, 192 pages, leatherette cover (personally less keen on this)
A5 (ish), dot-grid, plain cover, one ribbon marker, 128 pages, card cover
A5, dot-grid, plain cover, numbered pages and TOC, 170 pages, hardback woven cover
Despite the lack of ribbon-marker, I would be seriously tempted by the Port West, because they are so beautiful, but I don't think my knitting decal will go stick to the woven cover.... The Endless Recorder ticks all the boxes.
For the notebook for listing my stash of yarn, I have different requirements:
- dot-grid (I need to be able to draw tables)
- it can have fewer pages (my stash isn't that big... yet)
- no need to have a TOC or page numbering, or a ribbon marker
- plain cover (because I still want to stick stickers on it!)
Two candidates leap out:
Although there is a small logo on the front, there's still plenty of space for stickers/decals. A5, dot-grid, 72 pages of Tomoe River paper.
Not quite A5, 64 pages, dot-grid. Again, a small logo on the front, but nothing that would inhibit stickers/decals.
I think it's the Lochby for the win!!
Now I just need to inventory the stash!