Who doesn’t love custom stitch markers? They make knitting just a little more cheerful – and they’re super easy to make. I can’t take credit for this brilliant idea for snag-free markers, I got it from the fiber flux blog and I haven’t purchased stitch markers from the store since.
The genius part is that, instead of making your own wire loops, or using key rings or jump rings, or any other treacherous thing just waiting to snag your yarn, this person used the round part of a toggle clasp – one of these guys:
I still haven’t figured out anything cool to do with straight part, but they’re super cheap (like, $1 for 10) so I don’t feel awful about wasting half of what’s in the package. Now just get some headpins in the same finish, a pair of pliers and some pretty beads, and off you go.
They were so cheap and easy I made a bunch for all my common needle sizes.
I also lose stitch markers like no one’s business – making them cute and pretty is added incentive to keep them organized ;)