A year or two ago I saw something on pinterest that was kind of a calendar that you can use for years. Of course I can’t find it now. But I made it and I never used it.
Recently I haven’t been crocheting as much because of being busy in, you know, life. I feel like I’ve done nothing with myself and I started wishing I had something to show all the things I’ve made.
The blog posts here are maybe 50% of what I’ve actually made and completed. That said, I have some blankets and some random little things. But most of my work I’ve given away. Christmas 2012 I made something like 40 things. But I couldn’t tell you what they are. Or what I actually did to create them.
I also tend to start something and forget what hook I used, or the name of the yarn or where the hell the pattern is. This will remedy that too.
I found my little box for that calendar and decided to turn it into a project file.
Start with note cards and a box. Then make dividers I choose to stick with the months I had already made. The project will be found in the month that I started it in.
On each card I have.
and on the back
Project is the name. The first one I made was the baby blanket that I made for my then gestating little boy. You can see here I started it when we were thinking of naming him simply “West”. So it says “Chevron Blankie for name“. Then Hook is a G and the Yarn is Patron’s Beehive baby Chunky. (I kinda love this stuff).
Time is mostly so I know how long it would take if someone wanted one like it. Or so I know the last possible second I can start one. Completed is so I know that it took 5 hours to make but I stretched it over 2 months.
And then pattern. When its something like a chevron I just need a simple diagram or two rows. That I will print on the back. Something more complicated I’ll bookmark the site and the just write down the name of the bookmark. Also the color pattern, if there is one. I tend to change my mind on this part way in, so this MAY help prevent that.