Knit Knotes

A Knitter’s Filofax

For those of you who knit with me at SnBs in the city centre and Rathmines, you may have noticed my latest obsession with the ring binder planner/organiser, Filofax.

It was around my birthday in February, that I joined the Philofaxy group on Facebook. I wasn’t very active in the beginning, just reading the posts and clicking on the various links with great interest. Then one day, I decided to post a photo of my 3 Filofaxes and I received 2 comments from two Irish knitters from Ravelry and Twitter, Alicecat and Trish78. What a small Internet world we live in.

My Filofax enthusiasm began to bloom into a slight obsession. My knitting fell on the wayside, as I started trolling through buy and sell sites, looking for used Filofaxes.


At present, I have five Filofaxes! This one is dedicated to knitting….


It’s a filoFAX pocket size INDIE…

I keep it in my knitting bag as my KNiT planner and organiser.

I have six sections in this binder….


Knit Knotes: notations on my current wips and any pattern adjustments I’ve made.

DKC: ideas, topics and scheduling for the DKC blog

Info: a section for an inventory of my KnitPro needle tips and dpns, since I never remember what sizes I have


Lists: my wish list and things I really need to buy or want ; )

Spin: this section is for the fibre that magically turns into handspun with my drop spindle. As the Urban Spinner, I also use this section for blog ideas. I also attend many Eastern Region meet ups of the IGWSD

Craft Budget: this is where I track all my yarnly and crafty expenses….

I’ve also found a way to recycle some of my knittng magazines by paper folding the interesting pages into pocket folders….




Now that I am happy with KNiT filoFAX, I’m doing what I enjoy…. net (knit)working with filoFAXers in Ireland. We set up a Facebook group, FilofaxIE

We even have our first Filofax meet up in Dublin!


2 thoughts on “A Knitter’s Filofax

  1. That’s brilliant – so well organised. I like how you’ve recycled magazine pages. And you have a spindle?! You may have just inspired me to dig out my old knitting bag and needles again.

    1. Thank for stopping by my blog, Carol. Do take up knitting again. There are a large number of knitters who are Filofaxers, midori fans on Ravelry. … check out the Planner Porn group.

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