Just a quick note that I believe we shouldn’t rely solely on our brains to help us remember things. Even routine little things.
Many before me have explained their forms and gadgets they use. Some days I’m ok with just my filofax, moleskine(s), and index cards. Some days I like nifty bubbles to fill in. In any case, use what works for you and do not be ashamed that you can’t remember it all. For knitting, a stitch marker, in some cases, can be the equivalent of writing it down.
Five sites with nice forms and discussion are: