Yea that me
I just simply try and count
Loose count and start again
have to count aloud
Get distracted loose count and start again
And then try and get it done without messing it up again
Exactly the same for me like an sc, inc thing with idk 12 stitch count, I just go like 1 2/3 4 5/6 7 8/9 10 11/12 and hope it actually ends up at 12 lol
Usually I use stitch markers to hold my loop when I set it down and to show my progress (place a stitch marker at the last stitch created before starting for the day, then at the end of the day I can see just how much progress I made that day)… Occasionally I will use them to actually help me with the pattern (unless I’m knitting, especially in the round, I need ALL the stitch markers!)
I’m working on a top with an eighteen stitch lace repeat in heavy lace weight yarn and there are markers everywhere. It makes it a lot easier for me to find out where a mistake is.
agreed, lace is an animal all it’s own!!
Oh my. Getting older helps me to realize how much time (and sanity) it saves me to actually use stitch markers. Good habit to get in.