Since I decided to learn to crochet last year I find myself wanting to learn other things that can be learnt by themselves or as an extension of what I have been doing.
Initially it was just different stitches or techniques. Once I felt comfortable to this I decided to try my hand at knitting. Which has recently become a bit of an obsession. There are so many things to learn.
While at the Wool show earlier this year I picked up a drop spindle to try spinning my own wool. Again it was something that had fascinated me for some time. I am probably extremely bad at doing this (but as a total beginner understandable) but just love doing it. On my list of things I would like to obtain is some more fibre to practice this.
With my knitting obsession developing I started using stitch markers. Now if you do a search on Etsy and Ebay there is all types of stitch markers. I never knew that there were markers specifically for knitting and specifically for crochet. But the problem I found was I either didn’t like the designs or as with most things the price + postage made them a little out of my reach.
After asking the all knowledgeable Fifikins, I set about buying the supplies and attempted to make my own stitch markers for my knitting.
I don’t think my first attempts were too bad. I find it very relaxing and can definitely see myself making more. Especially if I can find more beads that I like. What a happy accident finding something else I love doing.
The Little Miss even made a tag for her school bag.