January 21, 2007

The Road Markers of Life

When faced with the possibility of knitting something endlessly boring like, say round and rounds of the Weasley Sweater, I find distracting myself with knitting paraphernalia helps. Like this ubercute stitch markers I made.


(not pictured are the 4 currently in use)

They cost about three whole dollars for the right equipment, 99 cents for a package of beads (on left; $1.99 for the set of 4 tea grouping) and $1.99 for the charm making kit. That is assuming you own a pair of needle nose pliers. If you don't have any plier, they only cost anywhere from $5 to $45. Mine where from my father. Considering that you get at least ten stitch markers, I'd call it a bargin.

At first I was worried that the design of the beads would snag on the yarn, but my experience with them on this blankey says otherwise. They didn't catch or pick at all.

2 comments:

Abigail said...

Aren't stitch markers fun to make?
I have such a blast with mine, (although I use slightly more expensive beads and findings, but I'm a snob sometimes :p)

I love the tea set, where did you find it?

Jen said...

I'm glad you liked them! My mother uses the most expensive beads with her lanyards, but so far I can't see a reason to spend as much. Therefore, all the beads are found at the local Wal-Marts. Happy stitch marker making!