Sunday, July 03, 2011

stitch markers

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Stitch markers aren't big in Sweden. In fact I don't think I've ever seen any in yarn-shops here. I have always used odd pieces of yarn or safety pins as markers in my knittings. It has worked perfectly well. I didn't even know that a stitch marker was an actual marker made for that purpose before I saw some on Etsy some years ago. They are, granted, tad cuter to look at than the odd piece of yarn string.

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I treated myself to three sets a while back. Thinking they will be nice to have when Autumn and knitting commence again. I think it was the fact that there was a set with teeny tiny carrots that tipped me over the should I buy or not line.

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Carrots, rainbow cookies and pigs. Surely knitting will even more fun and satisfying now? Do you use stich markers similar to these? Do you find them handy?

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I got these well-made cuties from the shop Beadpassion on Etsy

3 comments:

pärlbesatt said...

MEN vad söta!! :) Jo, det säljs på garnaffärer, som Marias garn, som inte heter så längre, på Sankt Paulsgatan, t ex. Men dina var finare!

The Elephant's Child said...

Super cute. I might even take up knitting so I can use them.

Felis said...

I can't find stitch markers in shops in my country too. So, I use small parts from colored juice straw or paper clip. This with the pigs are very cute, but I like all.

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