When I first started Knitterella in 2003 I sold handmade knitting journals. I didn't sell a lot but enough. I had to stop though because I had so much time invested in them that I really wasn't making anything. I mean I cut the front and back covers out of mat board, cut out the window, stained the title graphic with gold ink, cut out the layered cover, hammered in the grommets, put in the ribbon so you could tie the journal shut AND cut and scored all the interior pages, folded the pocket cut the slits for the photo page etc. It was crazy! I was crazy!I didn't realized I had any more of these around but while I was cleaning out my stash I found this marron one and this green one.
This is the blurbage I used to use to plug my journals:
This knitting journal is the perfect addition to any knitter's basket! With this journal you are able to log projects from beginning to end. Each journal cover is hand crafted. The project pages have a special place to log your entries, a pocket for yarn labels and swatches...and even a place to insert a photo of the finished piece. With a 6 by 9 inch format, and ten project entries with pages for additional notes, you can take this journal wherever you go!
Here's an old photo of an interior spread.I understand now that 10 project entries is not a lot at all but for those special projects, these journals might be an attractive place to put them.
I've always had intentions are selling journals again but I have yet to find a good vendor and come up with a good design. In the mean time what I've done for myself is designed a single journal page that I print out on card stock and use to log my projects. I use double sided tape to sick my photo, yarn label and swatch in place. Then I slide it into a plastic sleeve and store them into a basic 3 ring binder. The cover has something to be desired… but I'm working on it!So after Peaknit had a drawing and I was one of the lucky winners (Yippee!) I thought I'd try some of this contest/drawing fun myself! So I'm going to give these journals away to two lucky winners. If your interested in getting in on the fun just leave me a comment about this post. Get your comment in by end of day Tuesday and in the next couple days I will draw two lucky winners. I'll then contact you via email (so make sure I have a way to contact you) and ask for your address so I can mail the journal to you. This should be fun, eh? :)
I also want to share the journal pages that I've designed. I find them really useful and hope you do to! I'm inviting you to download my journal page design and use it for your personal use only. You can download a pdf of journal page here. Enjoy!