As an avid knitter (and moderate crocheter), I am excited about a new ‘tool’ I recently acquired.

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I bought The Knitter’s Notebook at London’s Fashion and Textile Museum when I visited last year to see a wonderful exhibition about the work of renowned fashion designer, Arthur Liberty.

Here is a montage of some of the photos I took at the time (click on the image for a closer look).  It was brilliant to be able to snap away at all the fabulous prints and fabrics.

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Anyway, it has taken me a little while to engage with my new notebook, but oh my!  What a thing of beauty it is.  I originally thought you just recorded current and future projects.  But no!  You can do an inventory of all your knitting notions.  You can itemise your yarn stash.  You can sketch designs for future efforts.  You can record the vital statistics of people (and pets!) for whom you regularly knit.  There are some handy knitting tips and guidelines.  And they have even included an envelope at the back for notes, small needles etc.  Wow!

Knowing the size of my yarn stash, the number of projects I have at the moment, and thinking about all my needles and notions, filling this in will be some project in itself.  But I can see how useful it will be.  It is like the knitter’s version of cataloguing one’s library – I came across this link a few days ago and I could see the similarities.  Maybe that’s the next thing to add to the project list… 🙂

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