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This would have been a really good idea in 1994 (or if you knit once in a blue moon)
on 1 January 2010
First of all, I must say that I am not much into pattern design. If you are, the knitter's graph pages alone could make this journal worth buying (there are LOTS of pages for that).
I got this journal a few years ago and used it for a couple of months. I am an organization freak so it was perfect for me: I could tick off the needles and hooks that I had, write down info on my yarn stash, sticky-tape in samples of the yarns, jot down the projects that I wanted to make and the ones I had already made. The journal is cute and a great size to keep in your handbag for a trip to the LYS.
However, after said few months, I went to add another project that I planned on making, only to notice that I had already used up all of the project pages. My stash pages were also rapidly filling up.
I have since discovered Ravelry (thank goodness) which basically does everything this journal does except for providing graph paper for pattern design. I currently have 61 projects lined up and 80 yarns in my stash - the book could not begin to deal with such volumes! Granted, hand-written notes are easier to take with you on the go, of course.
If the internet wasn't available and/or if I only knitted very little, I would certainly use this journal a lot. As is, I wish I had looked around online first.