Knitters and knitting designers know what it takes to stay organised in the face of numerous projects, so when Martina Behm designed her own calendar planner the knitting world took notice. In its inaugural year, the Strickplaner has a crisply laid out calendar with illustrations by Julie Levesque of Symposi Press. I received my copy as a gift from Squeaky (my friend and EYF16 & EYF17 roommate).
To help me tackle 2018, each week is laid out over two pages with space for my weekly to-do list, goals, knitting inspiration, and outlook to upcoming weeks. The calendar starts the last week of December 2017, carrying me through 2018 and ending the first week of 2019. Ravelry is amazing for current or public projects, but as a designer I need a private place for my brainstorming.
The official website offers the specs:
- 12×18 cm ( 4.8 x 7.2 inches – a little smaller than A5).
- 90 g per m2 high quality writing paper (FSC certified)
- durable vinyl-coated cover made in Finland (FSC certified)
- 2 ribbon bookmarks (one berry, one light gray)
- elastic (berry)
- 240 pages, including
– 26 pages for knitting tools (Knitting Ideas, Knitting Projects, Yarn Purchases, Wish List, Trade List, Websites)
– 64 for individual notes (5 mm squared and dot-grid)
- Measurements and conversions (metric/imperial)
- Ruler and needle size table (US/metric) in the endpapers
- Monthly overview for 2018 and 2019 (three months per page)
- Public Holidays of the USA, Canada, UK and Ireland
- Yearly and life goals
- Quarterly planning tools and daily tracking tools
- 4 weekly planner pages for recurring events (or school)
- Weekly Time Management by weekview.com
- Minimalistic functional layout – perfect for your own decorating ideas.
Here are some glimpses inside my book
The first half of the book is structured calendar pages, while the second half is all about the knitting planning, project notes, and ideas.
There is a detailed video introduction as well if you’re still curious what the book is like.
I am just getting started, but loving it so far. I use Teamwork Projects to manage my blog and book projects, but for on-the-go referencing to my knitting projects and feeling like they’re important enough to warrant their own place, the Strickplaner is a beautiful gift to my workflow.
Do you have a Strickplaner? How do you keep your knitting notes and ideas organised?