Thursday, May 05, 2005
Mother's Day Stitch Markers
What are you sending your Mom for Mother's Day? My mom, a new knitter, will get a knitting gift that includes these four blue bead stitch markers (the shell marker is one I made for myself) plus some yarn and needles for a felting project. She has never felted anything before, but has expressed an interest in it. I know she will have fun with this. The markers were easy to make thanks to this great tutorial from Stacey. The instuctions are clear and simple and there are pictures too! The only problem I had was that I was unable to find split rings in the right size. The ones I found were either smaller than any knitting needle ever made or the size you would use to make key chains. You would think I could find such a thing in Houston, but no luck. I searched all the craft stores and even a hardware store. There is probably a store out there, but I didn't find it. Instead I used jump rings. They worked fine, but split rings would be better. I guess I will have to order some. If anyone knows a good source, let me know.