Since I was doing a lot of knitting in 2020, I realized that I could make sterling silver stitch markers. I had the silver, I had the need and I had the know how. So I made it happen. Several different designs, all made by hand, one at a time in my studio in Baton Rouge. Turns out these are by far my favorite stitch markers. So clean and easy to use. 2020 was a year of surprises in so many ways.
I hope you found knitting or some other meditative, relaxing activity that makes you breathe easier during this time becuase, you know, it's not over yet. Hang on.
At the very beginning of the pandemic I read (on the MDK blog) the expression, "Bob's Your Uncle". After that, for awhile, I heard or read this expression in several different places and it captured my imagination - now my husband and I (well, mostly I) use the expression often. So colorful! So much fun in a world of so often bad news. Just a moment of lightness - sometimes that's all I need to life my day up a little bit!
Awkward segue: handmade silver stitch markers for knitting!!! Click to see!!
I know I mentioned before that we love to travel, especially in the western US, where are sons live. We almost always drive so that we can take our time & enjoy the journey. One of our favorite things to do is stop along the way and look for cool rocks. We live in a place (south Louisiana) with no rocks at all but I grew up in Arkansas, so most all rocks could be described (by me) as "cool". Anyway, we have gotten a little bit pickier with what we pick up & haul back across the country.
So, early in the pandemic, I decided to switch out all of the "knobs" in our house with knobs made of the the rocks we have collected over the years! It was a fun project and we love the results. Each knob is a little work of art!! Rocks rock!
In between rock stops, I knit. Want to see the sterling silver stitch markers I make? Click the button below!
I think maybe a lot of people got interested in new hobbies during the lockdown due to Covid. The first thing I did was continue my love affair with knitting. I was a relatively new knitter last March when the lockdown started but I have done a lot more knitting in the past year. All I knit are socks....I love a small, more or less "bite-sized" project and if it's portable, even better!
Two stitch markers in one! yay! no more rootling around in the bottom of your bag because you need a bigger or smaller stitch markers - these markers do double duty. WIN! Click below to shop!
Simple sterling silver stitch markers for knitting. Smooth and oh so easy to use. These handmade silver stitch markers get the job done in a beautiful way.
Bonus: these are meant to be passed down to the next generation of knittings in your family. Pure sterling silver!
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I love anything that does double duty and these stitch markers are perfect - they work for many different sizes of knitting needles from small needles you use for knitting socks or baby things to larger needles used for bulky sweater and shawls.
No more digging in the bottom of your project bag to find a stitch marker that will work! One & done - win!!
Special request for larger knitting stitch markers so these were born & will remain a permanent part of my knitting accessories collection. I know they work will with US size 15 knitting needles and, since they are a loose fit on those needles, I also know they will work with larger needles. I couldn't get my hands on larger needles when I was sizing them so it's a little unclear what size needle is the outside limit!
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Because I have discovered knitting during the panemic, I also rediscovered a love of sewing.
Put those two things together and you get lots & lots of handknit socks PLUS handmade project bags for knitting as well as these narrow bags to store all the knitting needles! And you gotta love that cotton fabric!
This is the smaller version for DPNS, other shorter knitting needles and small circular needles. I also made a larger/longer version for single point longer knitting needles so that you can store your entire collection of needles in one place! Yay!
I love these little sterling silver stitch markers! I make them in two sizes so if you knit socks (like me) you can use the smaller size and it will not get in your way AND NO snags! Perfect. If, however, you are into somewhat larger knitting project, you might enjoy the larger size. Easy to use, easy to see. Perfect for everything knitty that you do!
Also, a great gift for your favorite knitter!
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I introduced smaller stitch markers last week and then realized that what we REALLY need, as knittiers, is stitch markers that do double duty!
These sterling silver markers not only mark (and keep up with) your stitches, nestling securely around a stitch or two or a row or two; they also will fit nicely and easily around knitting needles up to a US size 9.
Yay for functional and beautiful knitting tools! Did I mention that these stitch markers are not only useful on a day to day basis but are also meant to be handed down to the next generation of knitters in your family?
Enjoy! Click here to shop these new, convertible silver stitch markers!
I love to knit and I love to make jewelry so I thought, why not combine the two? I make some silver stitch markers that include gemstones (you can go here to see those) but these newest ones are just a simple little twist of non-tarnish sterling silver wire (love those sweet little balled ends!!).
Simple, functional, elegant. AND guess what.....
These silver stitch markers make great gifts for the knitter in your family or for the knitter wannabe!
Use everyday and plan to hand these down to the next generation of knitters in your family!!
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I am Laura Teague, a metal smith, knitter and sewist living and working in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and traveling the western US whenever I can!