Let's Chat!: How do You Keep Track of Your Projects?

The Let’s Chat series is a thread on my Ravelry forum where a new conversation topic related to knitting is posted every week. Participants in the threads are entered into a monthly giveaway where they can win either one of my patterns, yarn in my stash or receive a surprise package filled with goodies from Japan!

his week's Let's Chat topic is brought to you by my lovely forum Moderator. She comes up with some of the best and thought provoking topics, as well as making sure it is also beneficial and educational for everyone. This week she asks: How do you keep track of your projects? Do you print out the pattern? Do you use an iPad or Kindle? Do you use a notebook to help with the math?

I had to think a bit further back for this question as I rarely knit other designer's patterns (which I should change soon). But when I was still learning how to knit, I believe that I would print out the pattern to take with me along with a pencil to mark any areas I was having difficultly with or needed my extra focus. If I purchased a printed pattern from an LYS, I will keep it in its plastic folder and store it away safely. Other times I would just leave the pattern on my computer screen if I knew I was going to be home all day. Now when I'm knitting up the sample of my own pattern, I will usually keep it on the screen. However if there is a lace/cable chart, I may print it out, but only if the husband and I can't decide which computer we want to use to watch Netflix movies on! Otherwise, everything stays on the computer. For the more technical, mathy side of things, I use both excel charts and my notebook to jot down numbers and simple equations. 

How about you? How do you keep track of your projects? Head over the Ravelry thread here to share your knit tips and possibly learn some tricks from other knitters!