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Old 04-14-2007, 09:02 PM   #1
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I made some stitch markers for a friend. I had a blast making them and I really like them, but once I was done, I started thinking they might not be the most practical things ever. So I'm not really sure if I'm going to actually give them to her.

I want to know if you would use these markers or not. I REALLY want honesty. If you wouldn't use them, please tell me why you wouldn't (and because you think they're ugly is a perfectly valid reason that will NOT hurt my feelings ).

Since they're the first ones I've ever made, I tried them out (to see if they'd catch the yarn or if the charms would get in the way, etc...). The good things are they didn't catch, the markers are long enough that the charms don't get in the way and they make kind of a nice jingly sound. The potential bad things are some people might find them a little heavy (didn't bother me) and when you switch needles, you need to give them a little flip so they're back on the right side.

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Old 04-14-2007, 09:05 PM   #2
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I like them, I have yet to use stitch markers but I think those are nice. I would think that as long as they are not too heavy and that they don't catch on lace weight they should be fine.
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Old 04-14-2007, 09:20 PM   #3
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They are beautiful! My only concern is the pointy edges of the charms. I think I'd be afraid they'd catch on the knitting.

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Old 04-14-2007, 09:29 PM   #4
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Those are beautiful! As mentioned above though, I would be afraid they might catch on the yarn. But I would still try them anyhow!
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Old 04-14-2007, 09:33 PM   #5
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my first thought was that they are beautiful but that they would snag a lot.

they would make GREAT charms for purses though!
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Old 04-14-2007, 09:56 PM   #6
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I make my markers in a similar way, and I have to give them a little flick sometimes too... the other green ones are on my knitting at the moment. I find the irridescent pink ones really useful too, if you are knitting somewhere with limited light, your markers really stand out. I always end mine with larger beads though, as my concern with charms is that they will snag a bit too.

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Old 04-14-2007, 10:24 PM   #7
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They're cute! I wouldn't use them because I like the ones that open and close, but that's just me.
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but will they snag the yarn?
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Old 04-14-2007, 10:38 PM   #9
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As I said, I did use them and they didn't catch on the yarn. Perhaps I'll just give them to her and she can try them herself and see if she likes them. If not, no big.
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I have actually made stitch markers with those same charms before! I didn't think they posed any problems. I wouldn't use them with laceweight, but worsted is just fine. All my nice beaded stitch markers always need a little flip to keep them on the right side. There's been more than a few time when the somehow got a bead knitted into the fabric.

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