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Wednesday, September 13, 2006

A New Addiction?

The problem with having an addictive personality is that when I find something I enjoy doing, it is very easy for me to get addicted. Such is the problem I am now facing. A new found addiction to making stitch markers. Sharon is so right, she said in the comment section of the previous post that it is addictive.

Here is more proof of my new addiction:


You might have to click on the picture to enlarge it so you can see them better. I made these last night, and I'm using one of the ones to the right on the current baby sock that I'm working on (should have the second one done tonight or tomorrow and have pics of it soon). The ones on the right are made with smaller rings, and I find they are a good size for the smaller dpn's used in the making of socks.

I need to find more creative ways of taking pictures of the markers (and my knitting things)...I wish I was more creative in a lot of things, but I'm not so my pictures and whatever will likely be boring - unless I "steal" ideas from others. I'd like to try to be original, but it doesn't always turn out. Oh well.

Here's the final picture, Kitten Yarns & Crafts resident kitty herself, Tinker Belle. As you can see she's not overly impressed here, for two reasons: 1. I interupted her bath time in the sunbeam, and 2. I wouldn't let her play with the stitch markers - not that she didn't try, because she did when I was trying to take pics. Silly kitty, those aren't play toys (at least for her)!


18 comments:

Rhonda said...

Oh I love your markers!! BTW, the 2nd picture with the large & small side by side on the table came out very nice ... looks like an original picture to ME.

Prayerful Knitter - Shelly said...

The stitch markers are beautiful! And Tinkerbells is beautiful, too. : )

ruth said...

pretty!! and i can identify with you on trying to be original. i'm terrible with being creative. i only know how to copy others. =)

Julie said...

Those are really cool stitch markers. Yes I can identify with you on having an addictive personality. Stinks sometimes, but I guess as long as you steer your addictions in the right direction it's better than it could be. Oh and your cat is adorable! I love cats so much. My Libby and sweetie Petey are my pride and joy!!!

Sharon said...

Oh yes I did warn you ;) but hey there are worse things to be addicted to.

amylovie said...

they're gorgeous

Bliss said...

Those are great!

Catherine Kerth said...

all of your stitch markers are soooo cute! love 'em :) and the lace looks really good too! you go girl! so how are the mittens coming along?

Shelley said...

Thanks everyone!

Catherine, the M & M mitts are on hold for the moment, but the KAL is going great...got I think 4 of us with a finished pair so far. Also, let me know what you'd like to donate in way of prizes.

Gracie said...

Oooo... I love the stitch markers! A great new addiction.

Kelly said...

great stitch markers!
Hi Tinkerbelle!

Karen said...

What a wonderful new addiction!! The stitch markers are beautiful. Hi Tink!! Don't play with mommies new things.

kittensmittens said...

lovin' the stitch markers. i think you need to feed that addiction.

as for tips on creative picture taking ... i just throw everything on the cat, haha. (she hates me for it)

Tina in Wonderland said...

HI Shelley!

Your stitch markers are just beautiful!

What a great idea for a KAL you have!! I told the kids the other day that I plan to make each of us a pair of mittens this year, something I've never made before. So.....I'll probably be signing up for Knittin' Mittens tomorrow, when I'm not so sleepy.

Amy said...

what a cute kitty. I'm all set to make my own stitch markers tonight!

Charity said...

Great stitch markers - they're so much fun to make, eh?

dianne said...

I can see why the stitch markers are such an addiction! They are great! Thanks for the tutorial link. I'll put them on my list of wanna do's.

traveling knitter said...

I love the kitty in the sun! I have 3 at home constantly hunting for "rays".