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Sep. 11th, 2007 @ 10:32 pm Ugh.
If there's one thing I can't do in my knitting is count rows. Well, I can count, I just cannot keep track as I knit. I've tried everything, counters, clickers, adding at the beginning of the row, at the end, using a notepad and ticks, but I just lose track. I can never remember if I've counted a row or not. Most patterns I can either guess or easily keep track in the knitting.

But I have just met my nemesis. I have to add buttonholes every 14 rows in a seed stitch button band, which is conveniently located beside a lace panel. I am not optimistic at all, but I am glad there are only 6 repeats of this hell. I'm sure it won't be too obvious if each buttonhole is out by 2 or 4 rows *eyeroll*

And I just got caught up on my garment a week knitting. I'm already not hopeful about the timeline on this one.
Who does she think she is?
don't kill
From:cabotinette
Date:September 12th, 2007 05:04 am (UTC)
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Hello Coreen!

My mother is just beside me, playing cards on her pc, and I read to her your struggle with this buttonholes measuring, and she wanted me to give you a tip. Of course she wants you to know that it's only a small little tip that works for her. So for what it's worth, when she is not sure herself, she does that. :D

Here is mom's trick! When you will have two buttonholes made, instead of counting rows, try measuring the distance between the first and the second button holes.

That way, you can measure where to make your third one, until all your button holes are made.

I have absolutely no idea what that means, lol, but I know you do. And you may even have tried it in the past.

Whatever way you do it, we hope, (my mother and I), that it will go fine!
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From:neeroc
Date:September 13th, 2007 12:06 pm (UTC)
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Thank your mother for the advice. I am trying to keep count, but measuring to make sure too!
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From:aussieteddie
Date:September 12th, 2007 09:38 am (UTC)
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Not that I was ever a knitter, but I know my mum had the problem of counting rows too.
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From:running5k2day
Date:September 12th, 2007 09:59 am (UTC)
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Well there, you see...I sorta am glad I don't knit. I am not good at all at keeping track and counting. I know that my sister had me try to do stitching and that went soooo wrong. Anything that involves having to count up, down, across, and the actual stitching/knit....ummmm, I don't think so. Good Luck.
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