Secret project revealed!

Finally I can show you the super secret project I’ve mentioned once or twice! My knitting group organizes birthday swaps, kind of like Secret Santas. This year we’re knitting mittens/fingerless mitts/etc. for the person assigned to us.

Last night was my turn to present a fellow knitter with the project I made for her! I knitted the Gnome Mittens, a paid pattern by Spilly Jane. My recipient LOVES pink, so I changed the palette from black, blue, and red to gray, pink, and pink!

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I decided to present the mittens in a custom-sewn project bag featuring Chococat, and make a set of stitch markers as well.

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She was very pleased! 🙂 🙂 🙂 it’s not easy for me to keep secrets, so I’m glad this one is out! Also, I was really looking forward to seeing her reaction to my efforts, and I was happy in the end.

Stitch Marker Madness!

Lately I’ve been making these snagless stitch markers for knitting projects.  Of course, one only needs so many stitch markers on hand, so now that I have better photos and have them watermarked,  I’m just about ready to post these to my Etsy shop, http://www.etsy.com/shop/MarissaMadeIt.   I used to make stitch markers with jump rings, and was often annoyed at how the yarn (especially sock or lace weight) would get stuck in the tiny opening.  Snagless markers = problem solved!

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