New sweater WIP, new stitch markers. I ‘m happy with both!
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!
I decided to present the mittens in a custom-sewn project bag featuring Chococat, and make a set of stitch markers as well.
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.
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!