Lynn I wouldn't say I'm improving on your idea just using it in more ways. Most of the time I keep track of my row repeats on my laptop I know this is going to be a project I take with me to Crafters' Circle I wanted a simpler way to keep track of the repeat. The pattern I am doing is going to be very simple, I hope it will be a beginners level. I like to add hints in my patterns to help those just starting out so I think I will put a few ideas for how someone can make the repeat counters. Today at Crafters' Circle my sister seen what I was up to and came up with a few ideas that are completely beaded. Right now she is on a bead kick. I hope to make a few different kinds to show in the pattern. Thanks again!!!