I'm a fairly new knitter. I've read on the "tips" thread about different techniques for counting off rows in a pattern. But, I have trouble keeping track of rows on even the simplest of projects.
I guess I must be EASILY distracted, or it's just something you learn over time, but even in garter stitch I tend to lose count and. . .this is going to sound REALLY dumb. . .i don't know how to "look" at the piece I'm knitting and tell what row I'm on. I start a new row and in my head I chant "Three, three, three," with each stitch (hoping the repitition will keep me straight).
But then the NEXT number will creep into my head and by the time I finish the row I've convinced myself I just finished row 4!
I could write it down but sometimes this isn't convenient (on the bus, at the doctor's office, standing in line, etc.).
Am I crazy? Am I dumb?