Knitter's Abacus BraceletDecember 3, 2007
This is my new favorite thing. Really. I LOVE THIS IDEA, both in concept and in execution. Actually, I don't have this exa yet, but I did just order it. I think it is the most clever dealie-bob EVER.
It's a knitter's abacus. Throw out your red dangling stitch counter, this bracelet is prettier. Let me explain real quick-like: those little green beads? They count for one row, and there are nine of them. The larger beads count for ten rows. You slip the beads through that little elastic ring of beads as you go. If you have three large beads and two small beads on the Big Bead side, you're on row 32. They're trapped close to the big bead, so your count is safe, even when you take the bracelet off (which you won't want to do). You can count up to one hundred rows, the same amount as those ugly plastic counters. On your wrist! Pretty! (Plus, there's a hook for holding stitch markers! I'm dying here.)
And these are UNDER TEN DOLLARS. Seriously. There are other people selling similar items, for more, but I think Hide and Sheep's are the prettiest. I ordered one, light green, earlier this week and got it in three days flat.
I've been using it and I love the way it looks and feels. And I just ordered that one above, so sadly, you can't have it, but her site says if you want one duplicated, she'll do that fer ya, and I believe it. Here's another one available right now:
Shoot. I love that one. I shoulda bought that one.
Site is HERE. Go. Buy. Be happy. I swear I don't know this gal, but I wish I did.
* Since I posted this, she's run out of all but Xmas bracelets, but look at the SOLD bracelets -- she can custom make any to match prior bracelets, at no extra charge. She rules.