It’s Good to be Polycraftural
While I was using this over the needle row counter, the ring snapped off. I ended up sticking it in an organza bag (which my Debra’s Garden gauge pendant came in) and keeping it in my notions pouch until that project was done. I figured I had choices, either use this as an excuse to buy a fancy row counter (I’ve been eyeing the Ablet for a while), or see if I could repair it.
As it happened, I have a lot of beading supplies, some of which I’ve had plans for for a while. I figured this was as good a time as any to try out a new method of making stitch markers, using very flexible beading wire:
One side is just a loop, the other side has a Darice brand rotating lobster claw, so it should work for knitting and crochet projects. I’m not completely sure the loop won’t just pull through the bead with use, but if it does I think I know how to fix it.
Back Log of Beading
The necklace is for my husband (I’d promised him I’d repair it). The bracelet is for my daughter, who is in Phi Sigma Pi. I’m going to make a matching necklace, but I need to get more spacer beads. I got those Greek letters from Bohemian Findings on Etsy – they have an amazing selection. I also got the Theatre Masks and Fleur de Lis from there, as well as some charms for a project I couldn’t complete just yet. I think I’ll be heading to JoAnn sometime soon to pick up a few things.
Blog Contests and Giveaways
I entered a giveaway for the Impeccable Knits Lissadell sock pattern on 100 Creations (2 September).