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Old 05-28-2009, 04:15 AM   #1
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I am knitting something for the first time that called for stitch markers, as a matter of fact, I didn't even know what the abbreviation stood for. I didn't have any stitch markers, so I took 2 reinforcement labels (the kind you use on the holes of notebook paper) and stuck them together. They work quite well, and if you leave them in your work, you can just tear them out.!!
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Old 05-28-2009, 08:42 AM   #2
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I never thought of using them...that is a great idea
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Old 05-28-2009, 09:31 AM   #3
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great minds think alike. I did that because I didn't have any markers at the time. I now have a lot of them it is just another addiction I love to do.
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Old 05-28-2009, 09:48 AM   #4
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Great way to improvise!!
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Old 05-28-2009, 10:53 AM   #5
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That's an idea I hadn't head of before - very good!
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Old 05-29-2009, 11:12 PM   #6
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Wow!! That's one of those "I wish I would've thought of that myself" type of idea. lol I usually use paperclips or bits of yarn from previous projects myself.
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Old 06-03-2009, 09:41 AM   #7
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I use very cheap pony tail holders, the kind that are very thin, almost like plastic rubber bands. Since they are made for hair they will not damage your yarn. I get about 100 for $1, the last batch I bought was black so I really can see them. They are so inexpensive that you can cut them out when you are done.
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Old 06-03-2009, 12:13 PM   #8
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I use very cheap pony tail holders, the kind that are very thin, almost like plastic rubber bands. Since they are made for hair they will not damage your yarn. I get about 100 for $1, the last batch I bought was black so I really can see them. They are so inexpensive that you can cut them out when you are done.

Awesome Idea!!! My DD is always losing/eating/whatever my stitch markers and I'm getting tired of buying new ones. I'm a little bit addicted to stitch markers, so a bag of 100 doesn't seems like too many for me.
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I just got a whole bunch of the reiforcements at work - Obviously if they are the sticky type, you need to put 2 together. Well, I was sitting here patiently trying to do this, when it dawned on me....one tab, sticky side up on the pointy end of a pencil, then drop another tab, sticky side down, on top of it - they fit together perfectly!
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