I have a confession. One of the reasons I wanted to learn how to knit was so I had a reason to make stitch markers.
There. I said it. I've looked longingly at them on blogs and in the yarn store in my pre-knitting days. But, now I had a reason to make my own....finally. Just to be sure, I searched "how to make stitch markers" on the internet. I found a fabulous tutorial here (coincidently, one of my favorite knitting blogs). I loved the Eiffel tower charm she used, so I took a page from her book. Think of these as a charm bracelet for your knit-sticks; you can select charms with special memories or themes.
Or just ones that make you happy. I did a little of both. I'm currently making a hot pad that requires decreases and I've been using my knitting teacher's tiny ring stitch markers. However, they've fallen off a time or two and are a bit tricky to find amongst the yarn, sweater, and dog tails laying around. I have a feeling these will stand out a bit more.
Normally, you use split rings for the beads and charms to hang from, but I had these plastic rings on hand so I used them. I think they'll work for my big needles. I made this set while I was waiting for the pasta to finish cooking. Love that instant gratification crafting! Make some for yourself or your favorite knitter today.
Oh boy.... Last night I was at the DVD store with a friend and she talked me into buying Basic Instinct (didn't take much). Seems like a lot of people reference it, but I've not seen it. I told Mr. S that I hadn't seen it and he says, "I saw it. It's pretty scary." Mr. S felt like reading, so he put the DVD in and left for the bedroom........laughing. Now, Rocker and I are out here on the couch watching (and being educated). I don't believe I knew what we were in for!! I think I need to pause it and fix a cup of tea and slice of banana bread. Something comforting and wholesome for Pete's sake! Sharon Stone's house in the movie is fabulous though, isn't it?