Just got in from a trip to Kyoto and Tokyo so I’m in recovery mode today.
Instead of hauling the current sweater project with me I took a new project, the Scottish Wave scarf from A Treasury of Magical Knitting.
Despite two very long flights, I only managed to get eight rows done and now after checking the corrections on Cat Bordhi’s website, have to rip out half of those rows. Oh well, at least I got a lot of practice doing her “moebius cast-on”.
While in Tokyo I picked up this row counter at a craft store called Okadaya in Shinjuku (parallel to railroad tracks, left of Studio Alta – fifth floor). I’ll post more about Okadaya soon.
Patternworks has them listed as a Mini Kacha-Kacha on their website but haven’t gotten any in stock for a couple of months now. So, I feel a bit lucky to get a chance to pick up a couple while on my trip. Surprisingly, it wasn’t cheaper than the one Patternworks is offering.
What’s so special about this one? It can be hung around the neck on a string and has a lock to keep the counter from accidentally being clicked when not in use.
FYI, I noticed that The Weaving Works in Seattle has just gotten these in stock. The ones available in the US don’t come with the cord and are bright green.