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Knitting Notebook

I made this notebook for a swap on Craftster quite awhile ago. I think it was a swap for a project bag and yarn and needles. That kind of thing. I made this notebook from scratch using a bind it all machine that my mom bought me for my birthday. This was last year? It was rather fiddly to make. Kinda tough to keep everything lined up nicely. The front and back are made from chipboard. Did you know that chipboard is super cheap at an art supply store? And it’s a big piece–poster board sized! I decorated the front with Knit, which I cut using my Sizzix machine and of course scrapbook paper.

Inside I included a needle conversion chart and a knitting abbreviation list.

The remaining of the pages were different versions of project pages. With spots for the pattern, who it was made for, size, source, yarn, needles, gauge, and and notes. I made several versions of the inside pages with different graphics on them.

The back of the book was decorated with a striped paper. I included a ribbon so that the book could be tied shut so it would not open in a knitting bag.

I thought the whole thing came out very well for my first attempt. I don’t recall my partner really thanking me much for it. But I was happy with the turnout. It took quite awhile to design and print out all the different pages and line everything up. It proved to me how I am definitely not a graphic artist. I like it enough that one day I may take the time and make one for myself!