Wednesday 23 November 2011

Necessity is the mother of unvention!

I was working on a swatch for a hat the other day and found myself looking for stitch markers to use in the project. Some may already know how it is with tiny stuff, how it will never show up when it is needed… so that's what happened to all my 4 sets of basic clover stitch markers.

It so happened that I was watching a knitting podcast at the same time and the host was showing off some of her birthday gifts. One of them was a set of metal stitch markers. This reminded me of the  3 sets of metal stitch markers that I had bought while shopping at the Creative Sewing Festival. To my dismay I realized that they will not fit my US 9 needle since I was not paying attention to the size of needles they would fit while buying them. The only one that fit the needle was the single free stitch marker that I had received with my other sets.

And then the bulb went on… This isn't that hard to make. Why don't I
make a few myself? I immediately dived into my crafty stash and picked up a ball of Natural Polished Brown Hemp and some acrylic beads. Here is the result.

By the end of it I found myself totally addicted to making these while the knitting lay beside me :)

------------------------------------------------------ © YARNSIDE

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