Occasional knitter needs markers

May 6, 2008 at 10:44 am | Posted in All Finished Crafts, Craft - Misc | Leave a comment
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I’ve been knitting a little more than usual recently, but the knitting “mojo” is almost gone now. I surely wanted some of those nice little notions sometime when I was knitting. Meanwhile, another me kept reminding myself of the limited space in our apartment. Hopefully I didn’t expand my stash and my tool kit too much.

On the other side, for a little more serious knitting project, say a garment, there are some really necessary tools, e.g. stitch markers and stitch holders. Without any stitch markers, I may have to count the same 100+ stitches over and over before carrying it on. I have a yogurt bottle to keep scrap yarn I got from the projects. No matter how short the yarn would be, I keep it. Whenever I need a marker, I simply pick a piece distinct with the working color and tie a slip knot onto the needle or a stitch so it can be taken off easily later.

I am quite happy with this alternative lazy solution until I saw Lilian‘s nice little stitch marker she made. Looking at the beautiful pictures from her, I couldn’t stop thinking of making my own.

When building something upon others, it would be important to add some personal flavor. It was not in my options to search for some materials for making stitch markers. My flavor is cheap stuff that can be found at home. I came up with old gift ribbons hidden somewhere in my messy stash for the bead and a little paper clip for the ring and here comes my clumsy stitch marker. (Paper clips are potentially useful in many other ways.)

There are some requests for tutorials of this and previous paper star. I have too much going on right now. I will try to show something as soon as it is possible. Please be patient with me. 🙂

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