I was knocking around Ravelry recently, when I noticed one of my friend’s project page showed a picture of some adorable Pac Man stitch markers. The note said she had not made them, but had actually purchased them on etsy. I immediately followed the link (I am a devoted Ms. Pac Man fan) in search of my own set. Oh my. There were so many cute, creepy, and funny stitch marker sets to choose from! Naturally, I got distracted from my original search and ended up with two sets of stitch markers in my shopping cart.
This set was so cute that I went immediately from mailbox to knitting chair in order to get them onto on of my wips asap.
Not only are these markers fun, they are well made. I haven’t experienced any snagging or loosening that can sometimes happen with stitch markers of this type. These whimsical creations are handmade to order, and so worth any wait you may have to endure. Check out Scary Merry’s etsy shop to see what you might fall in love with.
Monday night some women from my Stitch ‘n Bitch group spontaneously decided to get together for a stitch marker making party. We had a wonderful time thanks to Nancy
and her vast collection of spectacular Swarovski crystal and handmade beads. There were literally hundreds of different colors and types of beads to choose from. I decided to make a set of 4 with some gorgeous crystal beads.
Aren’t they gorgeous? Quite a step up from my cheapo white plastic stitch markers! Why shouldn’t your knitting have jewelry? We knitters take such care to choose beautiful, sumptuous yarn and needles. Why use run of the mill accessories? I put these on my lace scarf project, and already I want to spend more time working on it. It’s a pleasure to get to the sparkly crystal marker, slip it onto the needle and keep knitting, a beautiful milepost to make me smile.
Nancy made this glass bead herself, then created a stitch marker especially for me. She also put together the leaf below. She should have her own Etsy
shop, don’t you think?
If you’re interested in making your own stitch markers,
check out this site
. We pretty much made ours in the same way, except we wrapped the wire a few more times to ensure a strong stitch marker and a snag-free finish.