When I started knitting my first Clapotis the other day, I rounded up all my stitch markers 'cause I needed at least eighteen according to the pattern specifications. I didn't end up using the markers for the knitting project, but I did decide to try and get some good photos of the beaded markers.
I'm posting the stitch marker pictures today because I don't have a knitting update to share. I have been knitting on my Clapotis, but my progress has been purposefully slowed down.
My husband is a college basketball nut and borders on the superstitious side of things with regards to his favorite team. I happened to be knitting Clapotis last week when his team ended a losing streak and had a much needed victory. (If you are wondering, his team is Duke)
So the project has been determined to be "magic" and so he has asked me to knit Clapotis during the last two regular season games. One of those final games is tonight and the other is this coming Sunday. I have to make the knitting last though Sunday.
I'm hoping to have a finished Clapotis to share next week. I'll have to find another magic project for NCAA tournament time. The tournament stars soon too. I'm supposed to start his first hand knit socks after my Clapotis is finished. I'm hoping that they are lucky too. I'd like to get those started and finished quickly!
But back to the stitch markers for a second. They are really easy to make. I made the ones pictured here. There are tutorials all over the place if you want to make some of your own. my favorite beaded markers were sent to me as part of a swap. You can see them in the last picture of a Sept. 12, 06 post. Instead of a wire loop at the top, the whole thing is threaded on flexible beading cable. It really is a nice light weight marker that doesn't get in the way or mess with gauge at all. If I make any more stitch markers I'll make them that way.