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Note Taking


Note taking is a difficult skill for me. When I do remember to take notes I often get so caught up in the knitting or crocheting that I forget to continued writing as I work. I often rip back and rework and never enter the updated information. So, this year's pledge to take usable notes is a study in perseverance.

keeping my notes together is waay easier with myPad.
I have been rather proud of myself of late when it comes to taking legible, understandable notes included information on variations. Writing things out has become easier so much so that I have gathered all of my scribbles and scrawls, jotted, scratched or sketched notes on paper and napkins, notebooks and scripts and slowly tried to piece together some of my earlier projects.


I wrote a lot of things down while I steadily taught myself to knit and crochet. I actually even swatched all of my yarns as I purchased them and put them together in a book with my notes. Now you couldn't get me to swatch before a project for all of the tea in the world (I am a big tea drinker so this is worth noting).

Recently I passed my pile o' swatches on to a dear friend for use as reference as she continues in her knit education. As I found it really rather helpful in the infancy of my learning to have examples of yarns knit up with the recommended needles as a jumping point to creating knit fabrics, I thought maybe someone else could get some use out of them. I even jotted notes on why I would use sizes other than the recommended, yarn wear and tear, colour combinations and possible substitutions. Man was I motivated. At some point in my knit and crochet journey, I lost that interest in jotting things down and with it my desire to create my own items opting instead to modify patterns others have made available.

As I get back into note taking I find that creative energy return. My notes become more of a journal. Notes and sketches, suggestions and ideas for future works. Keeping track of an idea's evolution is part of the design process and I guess I missed it.

Notes for my Elf Clobber variations
Now, if only I could make sense of the stuff scrawled on these dozen or so paper towels!

Just a few pix to brighten things up...
Indian Head, Sask

Indian Head, Sask

Saskatoon, Sask

Saskatoon, Sask

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