Saturday, February 17, 2007

Decorated Knitting

I started knitting this while waiting on needles to knit my my husband's socks. The pattern calls for eighteen stitch markers. I tried some plain little rubber ring type markers first. They were grabbing my needles too much. It really slowed me down when I tried to move the work around the needles.

So I thought it would be fun to use all the pretty beaded stitch markers I've made and been given. While it makes for an interesting picture - it is a pain to knit with! The weight and bulk of these little things add up when you get eighteen of them on needles. In the end, I had to pull these off too. I'm using little strands of bright colored sock yarn as stitch markers. It isn't as pretty, but it is certainly easier to knit.

I use the beaded markers more when a project only calls for a few markers or one to mark the beginning of a round. I did go gathering up all the beaded stitch markers I have and realized that I have way to many stitch markers. And even if I lost half of them tomorrow, I'd still have more than I can use.

So Monika and Jessica, if you would like small mixed assortment of stitch markers send me an e-mail. I picked your names from the comments in the previous post because you both left a comment about the start of this new project.

This yarn had just been sitting all wrapped up on the kitchen table. So I needed to either go put it away or use it for a project. I decided to try the Clapotis pattern from Knitty. I've got three skeins of Lady Godiva that I will be using.

Jessica guessed that I was knitting Fetching. Although I want to knit those soon and it would have been a better choice for a quick project. I know the needles I'm waiting for will come this week and I should get started on those socks. Now I'll be in the middle of this new project and I have to finish it before I start those promised socks.

9 comments:

Monika said...

You know, you get a fancy camera and all of a sudden your pictures are fine art! Love your decorated knitting picture. The yarn is wonderful; you had that just lying around? Well, I've some recycled silk hanging out with my lace scarfs! ;o)

Jessica said...

NO way! Clapotis was my first guess but then I remembered you said "quick project" so I changed. :D I love the yarn you chose for it. I have knit a clapotis for my bf's mom and am looking for the perfect yarn to make a mini clapotis for me. Can't wait to see it finished!!

mel said...

What a stunningly beautiful picture!! That yarn is really something, and with the "decoration" thrown in, anyway, just gorgeous!! It will make a beautiful Clapotis - Can't wait to see the finished product :)

Zonda said...

That is going to be gorgeous!!! I love that colorway! When I saw all the stitch markers that's what I thought it might be. However! Those are some beautiful stitch markers!

Christy said...

Such pretty colors for a Clapotis and gorgeous photography.

Yvonne said...

Have you tried those little orthodontic rubber bands usually used on braces? Much less grab than those rubber ring thingies, plentiful and cheap...

bradyphrenia said...

love that photo! it's gorgeous.

Angela said...

Stitch markers are very pretty. You are right though. They are fine using just one or two. More than that is too many.

Ang

jackie said...

hey--one thing i learned AFTER i made my clapotis is--you can get away with not using markers at all on that pattern if you want to--just purl the stitches you are going to drop instead of knitting them--then you can see them always in the knitting. i hear it's way easier on your hands.

i am still in love with my clapotis! what a great pattern!