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Old 06-02-2010, 06:55 PM   #11
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Amy, i've done the same thing! am always losing just one earring, or now that i have trouble fastening some of them, just wear the same ones all the time and use the others for stitch markers! linknit41
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Old 06-03-2010, 10:53 AM   #12
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I don't know why I never thought of Etsy! And I have considered making my own but I'm terrified of slipping back into collecting beads that I don't need... Oh btw, the earring idea is genius! I'm definitely going to keep that one in mind. Thanks everyone!
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Old 06-05-2010, 08:04 AM   #13
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you girls are really using the stitch markers as a decorative object, aren't you?
I have German ones that you can hook into the stitch (very practical for row marking) and just messed up a pattern (pulled it out) because they were supposed to be between the stitches, not IN them... Well anyways: I am back to using left over string: loops tied in different colors (cotton that does not leave fuzz!) and just work them off.

So my question is: is there another advantage to "real" stitch markers than just the look? if so, please make me smarter!
I think, like so many other things in knitting, that it's a personal preference. For myself, I would rather be knitting than tying little pieces of yarn into loops all the time...a few minutes and a couple of dollars at Michael's or thrown into my Knitpicks order, and I'm good to go for many projects, with a neat little "case" to keep them all in as well.

But if you didn't mind tying the little loops, I can't think of any reason you'd need "real" ones.

I haven't come to the point of wanting to buy the more expensive, really pretty ones yet, though I did make a set for my daughter for Christmas one year. It's not that hard.
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Old 06-05-2010, 05:47 PM   #14
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I was fine. I really was. But I DID go to the bead shop. I DID make some markers. I use them. I am very happy. Good tip, everybody!
I do not say I will never use my loops anymore (they are really pracitcal when you mark stitches further down. And they are light, can not break, cost nothing when they get lost... ) but the heavy ones are nice for the project I am working on.
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