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Whenever I have a fistful of good Joann’s coupons, but only need a couple of items, I sometimes use the extras to pick up things that have been on my wish list for a while. I got this a few weeks ago, but only broke it out of the packaging now to give it a try.

The part of the bag I am working on has a section with 20 rows crocheted continuously. There is one row near the end that will need to have the correct number of stitches because it involves attaching loops. I’m using my trusty bobby pin stitch marker on the first stitch of each row, and for the first time, have abandoned paper and pencil to make tick marks for the stitches. On this, you push the button at the top and it clicks a new number.

Five rows in and it is working so far. I like that it takes just one hand to click so I don’t t need to set down my hook. I do have a couple of concerns with it. The “reset” wheels are on the sides, and the click counter is on the top. When I pick it up to move it, I have accidentally hit the reset wheel and changed the row count. Now that I know it can happen, I will just be more careful. I’m also pretty sure I won’t be carrying it in a WIP bag, as the click counter could get pushed just from being jostled around with the skeins and stuff in it.

The other concern hasn’t happened yet. It involves the fact that I have a couple of cats. One of them in particular uses the tactic of pushing things off of the table next to me when she feels I am not paying her the proper attention. I’m worried that this will get swatted to the floor and add a click or two. I’ve learned to keep scissors off that table as they have plunged to the floor more than once, where the second cat is often sitting.

But all in all it is a neat little tool, just a little sensitive.

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