Friday, August 14, 2009

stitch markers


Paper clip stitch markers., originally uploaded by a-chan.

So, I don't really like stitch markers. Most of the time when a pattern calls for one, I just don't use them. If I absolutely need to use one, I use a loop of yarn or paper clips or a small hair elastic.*

I'm referring to this one as my first since my first try was frogged. (I so wasn't feeling it!) But here I am with the same delima I had last time. Stitch markers. The yarn loops I started with started to fray something awful and I didn't wan the white fibers knit into this gorgeous yarn. I switched to paperclips. Paperclips may work in a pinch, but it's just uncomfortable.

I guess I need to make some real ones or something. Any tips? I have some random bead and some wire and access to a soldering iron (but Richard won't trust me with it).

Help! I'm afraid I'll stop working on this project because of this.


*hair elastic... what do you call them? I've always called them hair ties... but I guess hair elastic better describes them.

2 comments:

Rachel said...

Stitch markers are easy to make and there are so many ways to make them. During SS, I swapped with 40 people and got 40 different markers each made with slightly different techniques! This link has a demo that is similar to how I make mine (I attach to the ring a little different) http://knitting.about.com/od/toolsandsupplies/ss/stitch-markers.htm

Good luck!

PS My earlier comment was meant jokingly, I'm sure we'll get to meet eventually, and I go to Haggens every week, you should come some time!

aimee noel said...

Okay, so I bought some supplies at Joann's Saturday and tonight I tried. I made 9, so I only need 9 more for the clapotis. Thanks for the link! It definitely got me pointed in the right direction. My cousin showed me some she made after I posted. I didn't get a good look at them, though. I still need to get some better pliers. The ones I have are all clunky and junky.