The Needle Bee


How I use Evernote to organize my Knitting Projects

Knitting, ProductivityBrenda Reynoso PenaComment

Evernote has been around for about 6 years now. I first discovered Evernote about 2 years ago and immediately fell in love with it. The great thing about Evernote is that you have the same data in your phone, computer and ipad. It syncs automatically and opens right away even when there is no wifi. I currently use the free version which is the one most people use. There are also the Plus and Premium plan available for a very affordable price, you can get more pricing details here.


But what exactly is Evernote? According to Evernote main website it is one workspace that lives across your phone, tablet, and computer, Evernote is the place you write free from distraction, collect information, find what you need, and present your ideas to the world. 

How can you use it for my knitting? Here are just a few ways you can...

  1. Scan receipts of the yarn you purchase     for future reference. I use the Scanbot app to send receipts and pics from scanbot directly to Evernote. It is fast and easy!
  2. Set up a notebook for unfinished projects.
  3. Set up a note for all your favorite youtube videos.
  4. Keep inventory of your stash and needles.
  5. Take a picture of that pretty yarn and tag you saw at the store but want to buy in the future.
  6. Download pdf patterns and have it ready whenever you need without thinking about digging in your bag.
  7. Set up one notebook per craft (knitting, sewing, crochet) and stack notes inside these notebooks.
  8. Search patterns by name or color depending on the tag used.
  9. Add voice notes to your patterns.
  10. Add books you have in your library.
  11. Share notes with others using Evernote email feature.
  12. Scan your handwritten notes and save them in Evernote for future reference.
  13. Take pictures of your kids artwork and file them in evernote.
  14. Save web pages and articles for future reading.
  15. Keep a list of your holiday knitting.
  16. Set up reminders to complete your unfinished objects.

Evernote is a great tool if you use it correctly and visit it regularly. In fact, the more that I you use it, the more you are going to like it.

Happy note taking!