Monday, December 9, 2013

The Knit & Crochet Notebook from Mama's Notebooks Review & Giveaway

I received a copy of The Knit & Crochet Notebook: Project Planner and Organizer for the purpose of this review.  




Hi.  My name is Rachel and I have project ADD.

I will be the first to admit it.  I rarely, perhaps never, have only one project going at a time.  (Currently I have a cowl, a hat, a scarf, a capelet, and a few other projects on the hooks or needles.)  So, when Heather asked me if I'd be interested in reviewing her The Knit & Crochet Notebook: Project Planner and Organizer I gave her a resounding yes! 



This notebook will help you to organize your thoughts, customizations, and designs for knit and crochet projects. It features project pages for each project, an easy-reference table of contents at the beginning to help you keep track of individual projects, a hook and needle tracker, a project wish list, a guide to easy measuring with charts to keep measurements for the people you make things for, and a standard yarn weight reference—all in one notebook! This spiral bound notebook is easy to flip through and has graph paper to help you with your designs.

The first thing that I noticed as I took my book out of it's envelope (other than it's cute) is that it is a great size.  There are just over eighty pages, but it still tucks easily and neatly into a yarn tote or basket.  This is great because then it can always be at your fingertips!  


Inside there are lots of pages for project notes as well as some handy reference pages.  (Reference pages include: How to Measure, a Measurement Chart, and a Standard Yarn Weight Reference.)  Below is a page from mine that shows my favorite kid's crochet hat pattern.  This is a pattern that I use often and have tweaked in my own special way from time to time.  (This is the pattern I used to make The Orange Hat!)


This notebook is definitely something that I will use and refer back to for years!  I would recommend it to anyone who crochets or knits -- especially if they tend to have multiple projects going at once! 

Heather has generously offered to supply one lucky reader with their own copy of The Knit & Crochet Notebook!  

PS: Right now she is offering free shipping!  Go {here} for all of the details.  (Ends December 15, 2013.)

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Giveaway ends December 18, 2013 at 11:59 EST. Open to US only. Must be 18 + to enter. Facebook and other social media is in no way affiliated with this giveaway.

25 comments:

  1. I have three projects on the go at the moment. Well, three crochet projects. I also have four embroidery projects, one knitting project, two sewing projects, and a felt quiet book.

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  2. I usually work on about 3-4 projects at a time, and a notebook like these would really help me keeping track of things ! I usually use ravelry for that, but I don't always have a computer with me and my pattern notes tend to be a bit messy.

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  3. Very, very neat! I love the idea of being able to capture all of my notes about Pratt and current projects in one place. I tend to be the kind of person who tweeks patterns as i knit them and it would be nice to have a place to record my customizations so I'll have them handy for the next time.

    I also love that there's a place to record sizes for the folks you knit for most often.

    Thanks you for this giveaway!
    Purlescence on RAVELRY

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  4. I always have at least 2 projects going, usually 3 or more. . . I write all over the pattern as I work on a project, then lose the pattern once the project is finished, so a notebook like this would be mighty handy, indeed!

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  5. I usually have two or three going at one. Having this notebook would help me with some of my own changes to a pattern I am following that makes it my own.

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  6. I have at least 3 projects going at one time. This notebook would help me keep track of where I'm at and what was done. It would be especially helpful when doing things in pairs, ie: socks, mittens

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  7. I work on too many to count!! This would definitely help keep me organized.

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  8. Usually about 2-3 projects going at the same time. It's getting harder and harder to stay organized!

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  9. What a great way to keep track of all my knitting projects!

    JKnits51 on Ravelry

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  10. Between knitting & crochet I usually have quite a few projects going. I love the idea of using the notebook to write ideas & notes about which yarn was used for which projects.

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  11. I don´t even know how many projects I work on and this book will reallyhelp me =)

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  12. I usually have 2 or 3 going at one time ... never know what my mood will be and what I'll want to work on at any given time. Nice to have a choice ...

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  13. I do sometimes have 2 going started at the same time and I would love to learn how to knit too.

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  14. I crochet and cross stitch -- I usually have 10 or more projects going at one time. I NEED this planner!

    Terri P
    pr4gatheringroses AT gmail DOT com

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  15. I generally only have 1 spinning and 1 knitting project at a time. If I add more I get overwhelmed plus only being allowed that "encourages" me to finish up when I want to cast on something new.
    lotsofhermies onRav

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  16. I work on a lot of projects! Sometimes 10 :p I love to keep track and write done notes, especially in pretty notebooks. I like to be stylishly organized

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  17. i am totally new to crafting as a whole and am currently trying to teach myself how to sew/quilt and crochet at once. this would be a HUGE help!

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  18. Good way to keep track of your projects

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  19. I usually have at least 3 going, with more in my head. I love planning notebooks!

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  20. I love finding new blogs and this is a great giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  21. I currently have at least 7 WIPs. A planner would definitely have me become more organized.

    sherryglover1 on Ravelry

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  22. i work on so many project this would helP!

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  23. I usually have at least 3-4 projects going at any one time. But I'm also starting to design more - so I could see this coming in handy to keep all my notes together! Thanks for the chance to win (asimplehomestd on Rav)

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  24. I LOVE notebooks for organization...really hoping to win this giveaway so I can try out the Knit and Crochet Notebook!

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  25. I typically work on one project at a time but love being organized. This will keep measurements for family in an easy go to place.

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