First off, here are the stitch markers that Susan made. Evocative of the randomness they are meant to dispel, don’t you think?
And then there’s the main event, the Saxon braid which will soon be the border of a cardigan.
That leather strip with the beads in the lower right-hand corner of the photo is my knitting abacus. It’s saved my butt from more pattern errors than I can count. Each bead below the knot stands for one row, each bead above the knot stands for five rows. So this abacus is good for patterns with up to nineteen rows.
I think the advice to make the error into a feature was very good – I like the way the cable is shaping up. And now, to keep things on the needles interesting, I think I’m going to cast on for the Mark II Kilt Hose.