Friday, April 06, 2007

Stitch Markers


I participated in my first ever Stitch Marker Exchange. I've made earrings, but haven't tried stitch markers. I was feeling adventurous, so I signed up for 3 international partners. Robyn worked really hard, and matched all of us to the number of partners we requested. For this exchange, we are supposed to make 5 markers for each of our partners. I made 5 markers and a matching row counter. One set is mauve and white, one set is green and orange, and the last set is blue and white. I made my own jumprings by wrapping sterling silver wire around a size 11 knitting needle. It was a lot of fun, and I think I will make these sets to send out in all of my various swap packages. They are going in the mail today to Canada, Ireland and Hungary - how cool is that??

10 comments:

Elspeth said...

Very cute!

Dana said...

Those are very nice!

mityka said...

Hi partner, either set I'm receiveing, I will be happy! :)
Mityka from Hungary

g-girl said...

oh my gosh, they're so pretty!! and thanks for the tip on how to make your own jump rings! What gauge wire did you use??

Cheryl said...

They are lovely, Lia...how's your purse coming along I am dying to see what you do...
I didn't realize you were a new knitter...

The Knittymommy said...

Hello fellow South Jerseyan! They're beautiful! I have always wondered about how to make/use the row counters! Your partners are very lucky! Great job!

Lia said...

Thank you for all your compiments, I have to say that I was feeling rather proud of myself :)

As for the gauge wire I used, I purchased some sterling silver findings that included 1 inch long pins with a head on them, and I used those. Sorry - don't know the exact gauge.

Lynne said...

Wow! I'm impressed; and sterling silver too. I hope your swap partners like them and send something equally beautiful to you.

Thanks for dropping by my blog. I have never done kitchener stitch which is why I'm procrastinating a bit! :-) However, I want to finish the socks so that I can send them to charity as winter is fast approaching in this part of the world.

KayBee said...

Thank you so much, Lia! I love the colour and the colour of the yarn, too. What a surprise!
But please, could you explain how to use the row counter. I tried to google it up, but to no avail. If you want I have a link to an email address on my blog....
I'm really, really happy!

kathy said...

Beautiful stitch markers, and the row counters were such a great idea! Thanks for your comment on my blog. I'm using the two different colorways of Socks That Rock for my scarf - neither are a solid color. I'm loving watching the colors change!