I never seem to have a row counter when I need one. I buy them and about 23 minutes later they are gone. I’ve learned to stop buying them and just make my own.
Franklin Habit, one of my favorite writers, can never find his tape measure. I can sympathize. He has a theory about multiple universes and ripples in the space/time continuum. Maybe. Or maybe they just get stolen by bad cats.
I’ve learned to make my own row counters with beads and a bit of string and that way I have a row counter when I want one. Don’t get me wrong, I still loose them. I loose them all the time. But they are easy and fast to make so after I’ve lost track of what row I’m on for the seventeenth time, I stomp over to the bead stash and make myself a row counter. Then I’m happy… for awhile. By the next day
Feline Overlord has stolen it it’s hanging out with Franklin’s tape measures.
I tend to use small beads, size 6/0, because I attach my row counters to my projects and I want them to be light weight. In the video I’m making one with larger beads so that you can see what I’m doing. You can can uses any size bead you like so long as the hole in the bead is big enough for the string to pass through it twice.
Hope you like these as much as I do. If your generous (not like me) and can put down the knitting long enough to make more than one (not like me) then you’ll have great little gifts for all your friends at knit night. I bet they will love them.
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