I have to admit, I have a deep and abiding love of physical row counters… you know the ones, they look like little beads or bobbins and you can move the little dial each time you complete a row or round? They’re cute and I adore them.
I also have to admit that I lose small cute things, constantly (things, mind. I promise I haven’t lost track of my dog or my boy. Yet.) So they’re not always the most practical tool for me to use. Mind, they usually wind up under the couch (everything ends up under the couch) or in the couch, but I generally realize that I’ve lost track of it when I’m nowhere near the couch.
And so, I was REALLY happy to stumble across the My Row Counter app. There’s a free (well ad-supported) version and two paid versions, and at present I’m still using the ad-supported version myself (note to self: remember to upgrade that at some point). I’m far less likely to lose my smart phone than I am a tiny little counter, and since my day job requires a level of connectivity I almost always have my smart phone on me (also, to scroll Pinterest in quiet moments, because Pinterest shows me pretty moose pictures and crochet patterns). It’s the perfect counter, aside from not being tiny and cute. The free version allows you to enter individual projects (I expect most of us have multiple projects going on at once, no?), and to download PDFs of the patterns (which I’ve never done, but I can see the utility). The lower-level paid version I believe simply removes the ads, and the yearly subscription allows you to do more advanced things like (and I’m taking this from the app itself): synch across devices using the cloud, have as many counters as you want, and add pictures.
For the record, this isn’t a post supported by the makers of the app, I just really like it.
If you want to try it and you’re on ios, here’s a handy link to find it: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/my-row-counter-knit-crochet/id1342608792?mt=8
If you’re on google, here’s your handy link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.row_counter&hl=en_CA
(… and I have no idea if it can be found on other systems. I’m pretty useless, technologically. If you’re using it and have a version on another device, let me know? I’ll happily update my post.)
Also, here’s my dog as a tiny puppers:
I really love my dog.
How do you keep track of your rows? Let me know in the comments!
Be happy, healthy, and safe!