Thursday, August 24, 2006

An Eye Opening Experience. Stitch Markers

I am trying (or so I think)to be the first on the block with a nine patch ballband dishcolth. I got the first three. I thought it was going to be a simple mitered ball band in the corners NOT. So I skipped it. I am not sure how to do the corners. I looked at the mitered ballband pattern and it said SSK slip marker. When it called for markers in the pass and I have only hand knitted 1 thing (the buttonhole bag) that call for markers. Now I am a crocheter. When ever the pattern called for a marker I only used a contrasting piece of yarn. I thought the same would work for handknitting. Well if you look at my buttonhole bag you can see the answer is no. My handles do not match. It is on. I am going to make another bag using my ghetto fab stitch markers.

Ghetto Fabulous Stitch Markers

Tomorrow I will have like a whole tutorial on how to create your own ghetto fab stitch markers. These work fine for my 5.5 needles but I will need bigger ones for my size 15 circular needles. And I forgot to bring my baby's stitch markers. She thought the paper clips were the stitch markers. I love crafting with her. She had about 6 beads on her first one it is so cute.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Mason Dixon Swap Cloth

I have joined the swap and i am almost done with my first cloth. If I have enough microspun I want to make her one out of that. She siad hers are for the kithchen but I thought I would make one for her.

What I would like to make next

I want to make this after my cloth swap is over. I am going to use my 40% off coupon to buy some #10.5 needles and I already have the size 15 circular needles.
The pattern calls for Lion Brand fisherman's wool but the one I saw in AC Moore last weekend was made out of red heart. Now I don't like camouflage but I seen it in blue camouflage(the shrug)and I got to have it.
I think I ma going to make my shrug in either cream or black. I could sell theses at homecoming!I wonder how easy they are to make? We will see.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006


Lately I have been on the ball band dishcolths. I have made four. I want two more solid ones then i want some more cotton yarn in many great and wonderful colors. I will post pics once I locate my camera.