Friday, July 22, 2011

New stitch markers make me smile. :)

I have been wanting pretty stitch markers since I started knitting, but it was one of those things that I didn't really "need", so  I never bought. I thought a few times that I could make some but I didn't have the stuff on hand so I would still have to buy something. Last night while I was knitting along, thinking about how much I would like to have a pretty little dangle where it was time to change from knit to purl, I got an idea!

I had some earrings in my jewelry box that my sensitive ears wouldn't let me wear!  A little twist on the part that goes through your ear with a pair of needle nose pliers, and here they are. Knitting eye candy. Why does it please me so to be knitting along and see a pretty little marker there? It really does make my project more fun.

Have you ever made your own stitch markers? Tell us how you made yours! Or link us up to your blog or flickr and show us! xo, Sam


mom's school said...

Sam, I think we may have been twins separated at birth, or else we're living in a parallel universe. ;o) LOVE the new stitch markers and they are almost exactly what I have been thinking of doing!!! Right now I'm using some tiny (albeit, colorful!) scuncci hair ties from Target's dollar spot! :P Yours are WAY cooler! :)

~Alayna (Johnson Woods!) :)