Thursday, May 14, 2015

KCBWDAY4 - Is there a SMA (Stitch Marker Anonymous)

Today's challenge is to talk about our knitting tools. I may have a problem.

I can't help myself.

It started with these at a knitting show many many years ago:


and then my son and I were at knit city and, well, these caught my attention:



Oh sure, I had lots of utilitarian markers:



and then? Well then I discovered french pins for shawl work:



These next ones were part of a gift set I shared with my sister and daughter because they live far away and I want us to think of having tea together - I am sentimental that way:



Then I got practical - these are great for shawl work and lace sweaters:



These I got in a swag bag at Knitcity:




Then because I loved the gold rings so much my friend (read enabler) told me I could get them cheap at Michaels:



I saw these in a Knitpick catalogue and HAD to have them because sometimes I put a marker on my knitting and then forget what it is there for:

Problem solved!


At Fibres West - there was this great deal. All these for $1.25:



And, last, but not least, my ten year old honourary grand-daughter and I shared this package of lucky charms we found at Fibres West.



She went home with seventeen stitch markers to start her collection. She gets that from me!

And besides you can never have enough stitch markers!


Am I right?

All of the designer removable stitch markers are from Caliope's Fibres.

14 comments:

  1. You've opened a new world to me. All I have are the utilitarian plastic circles. New things!

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  2. You are not alone! I love using pretty stitch markers!

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  3. LOL... Well... I don't own any of those, but I have quite a collection of glass markers so I know which wine glass is mine....

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    1. as long as they are filled with pinot grigio, right?

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  4. Love fun stitch markers!!!!! and stitch markers with notes are new to me....that would feed my post-it obsession...

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    1. I know, right? post-it notes and stitch marker in one!

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  5. I'm still with utilitarian stitch markers. I see the pretty ones on Etsy all the time, but I just can't find the desire to get others. I guess I have no imagination.

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  6. What a wonderful collection!

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  7. Great collection. And there's me using boring safety pins lol. I need to take my knitting more seriously.

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    1. Me too, Wendy... I'm a kindergarten level knitter, though...

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  8. Yay! You are a woman of my own heart with stitch markers and I love your SMA concept - my youngest daughter is always telling me off about leaving stitch markers everywhere and then finding them everywhere (including public places) days and weeks later. Some of those markers of yours are types that I hadn't seen before. Those 'clippy' ones that you attach notes to look extra useful. I love the idea of stitch markers that have instructions marked on them such as dec, inc etc. but I would spend too much time trying to sort through to find the right one. The notes are more flexible. What is your experience with these? May I link to this post from one of my stitch marker posts? You have given such a variety of examples.
    I am happy to start the first chapter of SMA with you, if you like! ;-)

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    1. yes you may link to this post - I love the little notes - reminds me when I have lots of wips going where I left off.

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