I’m working on my next knitting project, The Truly Random Scarf. I have four colors of Esprit and I want to make a various-widths striped scarf, but I don’t trust myself to make a faux random pattern which actually appears random. So I took some left over glass marbles (the ones which they claimed were 3/4″ but were much too small) and marked four with Dark Red, Light Red, Purple and Orange. I decided I wanted six different stripe widths, starting with 4 rows, but I don’t want to eliminate the possibility of having two rows of the same width next to each other. So I have marked marbles, two each, with 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12. When I get to a new row I pull out one color and one number from a little bag. I’m using size 10 (6mm) needles and I’m working in garter stitch. Because I want there to be a definite right side, all the rows are even numbers so all the color overlap will show on one side. Of course, creating my scarf bingo was more fun than knitting garter stitch, so I’m only on my fifth stripe.