I am just starting on a new knitting project to knit a jumper: top down, circular needles, no seams! Yay!
But I needed four stitch markers and I had lost some of the ones I made ages ago and was using two of them for something else anyway.
So I started looking for ones for sale and was attracted to the pretty ones rather than the simple plastic ones. But then I decided maybe I could make them. So I went to a shop that sells craft stuff and came home with what I needed. You can see all the items here plus some beads I bought a while ago for a project I have yet to start.That is a 3in1 pliers, tiger tail wire, crimps, crimp covers and some beads I liked the look of.
And I settled down and made these – It was actually easier than I thought it would be.
The one on the left is the second one I made and I managed to break the glass bead at the top when finishing off so I replaced it with a crimp cover rather than waste all that effort. (This does also mean it can be used as a different one.) You can also see that with the last two I made (on the right) I cut the wire before I added the cover so I could hide the end!
And I decided to make a couple more tiny ones for my temperature blanket knitting. A larger than life photograph!
The only unsatisfactory thing is that the pliers are no good at cutting the wire easily so I am going to have to try something else.
I am really hooked now and mean to try making some more. Have some ideas for using the beads I have but I think a visit to Hobby Craft may be in order!