life with a chronic disease and a really big yarn stash
Stitch Markers for my “Waiting for Rain” : A Short Tutorial
I started knitting my new shawl over the weekend. The colors are really cool. Check this out:
I grabbed the shot of the knitting just as the sun was getting ready to set, but you can see the great way the flecks of color are showing up in the white yarn. I just love it! I can’t wait to get to the part of the shawl where the lace inserts appear. There are short rows coming, too. Fun!
Today my wrists were sore when I woke up so I decided to take a break from the weaving and knitting today. I vacuumed. I did laundry. I cut out some fabrics to do some sewing later on this week. I also took out my new beads and decided that it was time to make some more stitch markers.
Won’t these look cute on my lace shawl?
Can’t wait to get back to knitting. My wrists are feeling better already. Maybe tomorrow. 🙂
I weave, knit and read in Aurora, Colorado where my garden lives. I have 2 sons, a knitting daughter-in-law, a grandson and two exceptionally spoiled kittens. In 2014 I was diagnosed with a serious rare autoimmune disease called systemic sclerosis along with Sjogren's Disease and fibromyalgia.
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19 thoughts on “Stitch Markers for my “Waiting for Rain” : A Short Tutorial”
For Amazon- I always look at the Estimated Delivery Date (which can usually be found somewhere in the initial description). If it’s 2 weeks or less – usually that seller is in the same country as you are , or uses an expedited method of delivery. If the Estimated Delivery Date is 3 weeks or more- you really can’t even rely on THAT date. It’s coming by slow mule, and he hates you. So it will get there whenever he decides he’s tired of punishing you.
Yep. I was suspicious about things because of the delivery date, but since it was just beads and I wasn’t in a hurry I bought them anyway.
Love those! I hadn’t thought about using split rings before. I’ll definitely be getting some for my next batch of markers!
Thanks! I’ve had trouble with the yarn getting through the gap in the jump rings so I switched. Problem fixed!
I’ve been using wire for some of mine, making a loop and then crimping it above the bead (don’t know if that makes sense) but your way looks so much easier/cleaner. And the crystal cubes are my favorites!!
It’s hard to not like them. Now I’m thinking of sets with 5 crystals of different colors. 🙂
Your stitch markers look beautiful especially in the light! They will look great on that gorgeous yarn!
I just started the lace section last night and the markers are perfect! I do love fuchsia and punks. 🙂
Those are really pretty stitch markers. You are so crafty. Glad you are feeling a little better.
Thank you! I got some knitting done today and my wrists still feel fine. The shawl is starting to look good. 🙂
Those are some pretty stitch markers! I love the colors.
It’s funny, though I too like beading, I’ve never made stitch markers. :O Yours make me want to get some done.
If you have the beading materials they are fast, easy and cheap. I bought some fantastic beads at the Interweave Yarn Fest that were sold in sets of 5. The ones I made are great for me because they are light weight.
So you have a lot of great sources for your bead supply, that’s wonderful! Looks like more markers are on their way – looking forward to those. 😉
I do have some good lightweight beads (I make paper beads too so they’ll definitely work); I just need to sit down and make the markers… 🙂
Oh my gosh!!! Those stitch markers are fabulous. I’ve got to give it a try. I love them!
They really make me happy when I knit and are fun to make. Be careful with the jump rings; I bought cheap ones at a craft store and discovered the stainless steel ones at the bead store were much thinner and had a nicer single thickness space so my markers never got hung up. Once you make some markers you’ll see what I mean.