Living Dangerously 😎

I don’t know about you all, but I am ALWAYS losing (no, conveniently MISPLACING) my stitch markers, knitting needles and crochet hooks.
I’ll see a pattern I want to start and have to search around the house until I finally find a crochet hook—three sizes TOO SMALL! :scream:

I also have the bad habit of knitting on the couch, standing up and setting my work down in my seat so when I sit back down, the needles stab me and I cry out like a howler monkey—and the worst part is, I use METAL needles! :dizzy_face::sweat_smile:

As for stitch markers, I gave up trying to find them a long time ago and simply resort to tying a small piece of differently-coloured yarn onto my project.

All of the above scenarios generally end with me going to the corner of my room to sit in my stash and have a good cry :joy:

So what I’m basically wondering; Am I the only one with this problem? :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
I’d love to hear about your yarn misadventures in the comments!

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Well s#%~ , that doesn’t sound relaxing at all!

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:joy::sweat_smile: You’d be surprised how rewarding it is on the rare occasion when I actually find a hook :rofl:

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Golly, my mind draws a blank right now @EllationsCreations :woman_shrugging:t3:

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I don’t usually use stitch markers, but the one time I did I put them on as earrings so I didn’t lose them…

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Interesting

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@Islaways_crochets
That is hilarious! And then someone else in response to your statement stars “Interesting” which made it even funnier!

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It is :joy: I use anything and everything as a stitch marker weather it is plastic locking markers,Bobby pins, paper clips, scrap yarn etc… I couldn’t imagine using any of those as earrings :sweat_smile:

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I bought a bunch of stitch markers but end up using thread as marker instead every time, and I got this storages box thingy to keep all my crochet stuff in one place, however just noticed there are only 2 stitch markers left :joy: from like 50?? No clue where they disappeared to

Stitch markers are awesome for WIPs though, just put a stitch marker through the loop that’s in the hook and it stops it from unraveling

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They disappear :sob:

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That’s a clever trick, fellow Ohioan! :joy:

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With you on the scrap yarn and paper clips, Sierra! :sweat_smile:

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I know, it’s so painful when you splurge on 100 stitch markers (like I have) and then the weirdest things happen to make them disappear— for me, the VERY DAY I had purchased a bunch from Joanne Fabrics, I was carrying the little box of them up to my room, I tripped, and they flew to all corners of my bedroom floor!
It took me ages on hands and knees trying to find them all. :sob::scream: and the worst part is, to this day I still find the occasional straggler! :sweat_smile:

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I usually use scrap yarn as an informal stitch marker (i do not put those in as earrings lol) but the mini plastic ones I got for free once are what I used. they looked like earrings because they were bright colors and they were functional!

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Oh! I still couldn’t use those as earrings :joy: my ears are really sensitive :joy:

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These lobster clasps are my favorite stitch markers. Easy for me to use one handed. They don’t break like the plastic ones. Plus I can add a different color yarn to the end to mark a different spot. I like the larger ones like these better myself. (7mm x 12mm) Gifted the smaller ones to my daughter. Younger eyes. Hooks? I just bought two more E hooks after losing mine for half an hour!

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Yes! @HookedOnCotton
I like those the best! Easy to do one handed, are heavier-they don’t disappear as easy.

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I use a piece of yarn!! Although thats cuz I just don’t have stitch markers xd
I lay the yarn over the stitch I will crochet over for the first stitch of the next round, and I like to leave it there if its long and its pretty cool and a nice way to find the rows lol

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in knitting I use little cute things put on the lobster claws as progress keeper so on those long projects you can actually see you have made some progress :joy:. (i’ll stick a picture in later)

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