Monday, July 27, 2009

Some Favorite Stitch Markers

I love using good tools. It adds a level of pleasure to an already pleasant activity.
A while back, I bought some yarn via a charity endeavor to raise money (I think for the Susan G. Komen Cancer fund). When I received the yarn, it also contained some stitch markers. I loved them. They fit up to size 10.5 US (6.5 mm) needles, and used a silky smooth ring without a join mark, unlike many markers which use standard jewelry jump rings. I HATE it when my stitch marker catches in my fiber. There are small jump rings connecting the charm to the big smooth ring, but they don't seem to catch in the yarn. At a good angle maybe?
At this point in time, all but one of them have fared off somewhere on their own, maybe in the bottom of my work drawers...
Anyway, I always intended to buy another set of them, so when I came across the card that came with them, I went to the website Crazy4Dying and found another set (this was Friday, I think).
They arrived today, and oh they are beautiful! They came in a sweet little organdy bag, and are even prettier in person than they were on the site, and are satisfyingly weighty.
My photograph doesn't show the words well, but there is one each with the words "hope", "love", "believe", "dream" and "laugh".

Oh, and they also sell hand dyed yarn.... Yummmmmmmiliscious.


Karen said...

These are simply beautiful, Diana. I love them. Will have to visit that website too. I mean I really, really don't have enough knitting equipment, you know? Ha!

AlisonH said...

Oh, cool. What perfect jewelry for one's knitting.

Leslie said...

I too am a good tool lover and I too love stitch markers. Thanks to the IME exchange I have amassed quite a kewl collection of markers and it's fun to switch them out on the projects. Thanks for sharing these.