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« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2006 10:13:19 PM »

WOW those are some great ideas, I have one of those wine gift boxes I bought because I liked and had no use for it, Now I do, that is where my 2 lonely sets of needles are going in!   Also going to go buy me some clear tupeprware at Dollar Tree this week.

Hey how many of you use those counters?  I got one in the kit I bought, it doesn't work, BUT my first practice square started out with 20 stitches and 7 rows later now has 26 stitiches in it, maybe a counter would help and how easy is it to use those?
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« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2006 10:49:58 PM »

I usually don't have a problem with added stitches, but I do use a manual stitch/row counter, and use it to count rows. By manual, I mean one that doesn't fit on the needles (because I often use circular needles, and 'automatic' ones don't work on those). I like it so far, because I have so many pieces of paper in my room that if I write the rows down, I inevitably lose it. The manual ones work really well when you're making a long project, such as a scarf or a blanket, and every __ rows you need to switch to another color. I'm using it for my Slytherin scarf, because I have to knit 27 rows, then switch colors. Counting 27 rows in dark yarn that's in stockingette stitch in bad lighting? NOT FUN. So low and behold, the wonder of a row counter.

However, using a manual one is the best for rows, because unless you count the stitches in your head, then click the counter 5 times or so, it takes a lot of time to lower your knitting and click the counter after every stitch. The automatic ones might be better for that, but I've never used them.

Personally, I recommend just using stitch markers. They're cheap, and just slip them on your needles, and voila!

As for organization, my mother and I made a needle holder that has pockets for both circular and straight needles and a zippered pocket for everything else. It's modeled after the lantern moon cases. It works incredibly well, and is pretty easy to make.
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