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!
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!
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
So what I’m basically wondering; Am I the only one with this problem?
I’d love to hear about your yarn misadventures in the comments!
Well s#%~ , that doesn’t sound relaxing at all!
Golly, my mind draws a blank right now @EllationsCreations
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…
That is hilarious! And then someone else in response to your statement stars “Interesting” which made it even funnier!
It is 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
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 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
That’s a clever trick, fellow Ohioan!
With you on the scrap yarn and paper clips, Sierra!
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!
Oh! I still couldn’t use those as earrings my ears are really sensitive
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!
I like those the best! Easy to do one handed, are heavier-they don’t disappear as easy.
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
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 . (i’ll stick a picture in later)