I just got the coolest thing from Knitpicks today! It’s the Row Counter Plus, by Nancy’s Knit Knacks. I’ve been waiting for weeks for it to become available, as I saw it last month in the last Knitpicks catalog. The Row Counter Plus allows you to keep track of three separate things, so if you’re doing a complex pattern with two different repeats, you can keep track of it all, all on this one device! You just toggle around to the various repeats, and wow… they’re all there. How cool is that? I can’t wait to use it when I combine cable patterns in my next scarf. It has a lanyard with a quick release, so you can keep it handy around your neck or detach it when needed. I’ll probably have it around my neck a lot, right along with my work ID, memory stick and now this. I think this will be one of the most valuable tools I ever wind up owning.
Here’s an updated photo of my cabled scarf… see my pattern below, if you like it and want to make one. If you do make one, please let me know! I am still enjoying it. The pattern is varied enough that I’m not getting bored the way I do with so many other things. Boredom is a real problem with me and my knitting. I love starting, have trouble sticking with it, and rarely finish. Hopefully this one won’t wind up on the UFO pile, though I am finding that the skein has some knots in the center, which are quite annoying. It’s slowing me up a bit. I still would recommend this yarn, Caron Simply Soft, as a good, inexpensive choice for this pattern. Next I’d like to try it in Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran and Cashmerino Chunky. (Oooooh… I see that there is a plum color… I’m drooling already.) Anyway I’m loving it. Next I think I will try doing it as a tube scarf with the cable on both sides so that there’s no right and wrong side. It would probably take lots o’ yarn, and be really super-warm, but maybe those will be good qualities. Never know until I try!
That’s all from here for now… I want to stop talking about my knitting and actually start doing it. Later!