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Although we’d all love to finish all our projects in record time, some projects inevitably get put aside for whatever reason. Make it easier on yourself when you pick it back up by writing the following on an index card and keeping it in your project bag.

1. Needle or Hook Size – You will take them out to use on something else and never remember if it was a 6 or 7.

2. Pattern Name and Source – Because “that baby vest Kim liked” isn’t specific enough to help you find the pattern 3 months later.

You can include other information like your gauge, although you can measure that off the half-finished piece if needed. If you tend to loose yarn labels write down the fiber content (But I could have sworn this was superwash wool!!!).