#68 Charms for Stitch Markers

I love stitch markers!! I have written several blogs about various stitch markers I have found that are helpful to my knitting. But recently on a trip to Hobby Lobby to get machine oil for my sewing machine, I happened to think that charms would make beautiful and fun stitch markers. I might have been motivated by my current project where I’m using lots of stitch markers to track where I’m at in the ever growing lace pattern. I have various purple markers on the ssk side of the pattern and various green and white markers on the k2tog side. So I have a purple sheep marker on one side of the pattern and a green sheep marker on the other side. Same for yarn ball markers, flower markers, etc. I’m running out of pairs of markers as the pattern keeps expanding as I knit down the body.

So I checked out the jewelry section at Hobby Lobby. They really do have quite the collection of charms to my surprise. Plus as typical of Hobby Lobby, they were all 50% off. I finally could not resist a set of markers that were a colorful stack of books. Indeed I am happily using them on my sweater.

Last year my knitting friends did a small gift exchange at Christmas. Creating a set of markers from charms that fit their different personal interests would be so fun. Unfortunately it is likely that Covid-19 will continue to keep us from meeting in person this Christmas. We will have to do Christmas in July!! I’m also hoping my children might see my Instagram post of the book stack charms so that they get an idea of an inexpensive gift to give me for Christmas. Is that a passive-aggressive thing to do??


5 thoughts on “#68 Charms for Stitch Markers

  1. I’ve made many stitch markers using beads and earring findings. The open and close-ability on earring findings make perfect stitch markers for crocheting. I love the personally made ones and I think that’s a great idea for a gift exchange amongst your knitting friends. So glad you made mention in your comment on my Blogger blog that Blogger that you can’t leave a comment that links back to your blog. I have the same problem here. I can’t even use my WP account to source back to my blog for some reason. I don’t think it’s WP, though, as I can leave comments on other WP blogs. I wonder if it’s a template issue? Or a server issue. Or a setting issue. I don’t know. But here is my link back to my blog (great idea, Maureen): https://fieldlilies.blogspot.com/

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  2. That’s a great idea and has given me an idea to raid my jewellery box, as I have a lot of jewellery I never wear and could make into stitchmarkers. No harm in suggesting presents, that makes buyers’ lives easier, All your markers are so pretty.

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