I write down on the pattern what yarn, color, hook size, year and to whom it went to. If in the magazine it is written on the page, if it is a print out, I write on the back of the pattern. I know this was a UFO and I usually keep the hook with the project....
I am mid 40's and have been crocheting since around the age if 8 to 10. I am so glad to see young folks crocheting and taking their "gift" with them to school! I was told a few months ago that our "craft" was dying.