Hi - I am very new to knitting. I took it up last weekend as a sort of therapy. However, I tend to "space out" while knitting (how am I going to pay tuition for 3 kids in college, what will I make for dinner, why does the dog pull my sleeve while I'm trying to knit??) and I often lose track of where I'm at. I can tell what is a purl stitch and what is a knit stitch in the same row but where I get really lost are the rows. For instance, my current scarf project is a simple pattern of row one: knit 2 purl 2, row 2: repeat, row 3: purl 2 knit 2, row four: repeat, repeat pattern. I have a hard time remembering what row I just completed.
I hope I'm not the only one who has this problem and am looking forward to any advice.