Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Taph's Tools - stitch marker+

A year ago I'd never met a pretty stitch marker in the flesh. I was a loop of contrast wool girl. I was also a bread tag girl.

No, really - this makes an adequate stitch marker when no alternative presents itself. I was forced into it one day when I had absolutley no spare wool with me and I needed a marker. So now the old bread tie is useful for more than just a makeshift plectrum.

Since then, I've discovered they make great identifiers for circular needles. Grab a fine tipped permanent marker (I recommend the Sharpie which I use for work but which are now available in places like Woollies), and record the needle length and size.


Jejune said...

Very nifty frugal idea, there, Taph - I'll have to give it a go!

The Shopping Sherpa said...

Great idea except I keep my bread in the freezer and the tag always snaps before I've finished the loaf.

Speaking of frugal though, I was gobsmacked to see bamboo circular needles in Hot Dollar today for $1.50 each (and no, I didn't accidentally leave a number out there...)

Bells said...

I love it. That's inspired. I can't wait to see what other great ideas you have!

Oh and thanks to the Shopping Sherpa for the tip on bamboo circs in Hot Dollar. That's too good to be true, surely?

roseygirl said...

whatever works :) LOL!