Guess what?? I saved money on something knitting related!! Can’t believe that, can you? So, here’s what happened:
In the KnitPicks catalog, I saw their nifty magnetic pattern/chart holder. It is only about $10 so I was planning to order one. Then, I decided to try to figure out if I could do it less expensively. I checked out Staples online to see if they had magnetic whiteboards, which they do, but they are quite expensive. Office Depot has magnetic clipboards, but they are also $10.
I usually keep my pattern on a clipboard on a music stand. So, I decided to put a piece of magnet paper, wrong side out, underneath my pattern. Then, I cut some strips from another piece of magnet paper and use them to mark my place in the chart. As I go from row to row, I just move the strip of magnet paper down the chart.
That’s it!! A quick and easy way to keep from losing your place while knitting from a chart without buying the fancy chart holder. Of course, I’m still drooling over all the lovely yarn . . . but that’s another story.