by m1kek0b3 | September 12, 2015 10:14 pm

Though many knitters keep a detailed record of their works in knitting journals, it is always a good idea to build your achievements into a more formal and organized scrapbook. From your initial concepts to materials to a finished product, here are five major categories to build a show-worthy knitting scrapbook.

#1 Inspiration

Looking for the perfect inspiration is perhaps one of the most fun part of the knitting process. Although not all craftsmen tend to brainstorm visually, getting into this practice is a good habit for any sort of art creation. When you begin a project, reserve a spread in your scrapbook to fill it with a collage of your inspiration images.

#2 Project notes

When you have collected all you can on what inspires your new project, it is time to narrow your thoughts down to a concrete idea. This is where you can insert your project notes. Scribe a few lines to describe what you hope to achieve. Some would even write a short backbone story for their work!

#3 Yarn swatch
If you were one of those who gets dazzled by the limitless choices of yarn in a fabric or art store, then you would love putting together swatch pages for your scrapbook. Every time you purchase a new ball of yarn or beginning a project with materials you have never worked with before, cut a sample of it and tape it into your album.

#4 Finished project
Of course, when the planning and sourcing process has filled your pages, you should also showcase your finished product in the scrapbook. The easiest way to do this is to glue photographs of your work into the album. If you are feeling creative, decorate your pictures with a frame made of yarn.

#5 Customers

Finally, reserve a page at the end for your happy customers. Even if your knitwear is not for sale, you should document those who has been gifted your exquisite knitted items. Make sure that they wear your design in the photographs! We are certain that your friends will model them with pride.

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