I record details about projects I’m working on in my notebooks and Ravelry. I take many photos along the way. However, I recently discovered there was one little piece of information that is important for me to keep track of that I was not recording consistently.
I keep my current projects in various fabric bags to protect them in general, to make them easier to move to wherever I plan to work on them, and because of the cats. I use a variety of bags in different styles and sizes that are appropriate to the project. I always have many projects in various stages of focus and completion. Sometimes a project will sit for a few weeks or months without being worked on and my memory needs a reminder about what’s inside the bag.
draw a picture of my project bags into my notebook and include what project is inside. It was fun to sketch and mix the watercolours to try to match the fabrics. I learned I shouldn’t watercolour on a mailing label, it’s there because I had began my list as boring text and I quickly realized I think about these bags in their various colours. It made sense to draw and colour them, so I did.
Bags pictured include:
- yarn stuff sacks by Tom Bihn
- pale yellow dots, custom acorn, and robot box bags by sunshinewalks
- golden branches box bag by Andi Smith
- a Muji tote bag that I embroidered.
I’m using post-its to keep track of what’s in each bag as I do shift them around semi-frequently.
There are many interesting and unique project bags available online and at your local yarn store. It is also pretty easy to make your own. I like to purchase mine as I’m still not very skilled at sewing zippers. I prefer zippered bags as the cats haven’t yet figured out to open them. If you are looking to purchase a bag, many of my friends currently make and sell them in different styles: Miriam Felton, Andi Smith, and Caro of Split Yarn.
How do you keep track of your WIPs?