Monday, February 25, 2008
Stitches and Stones
In honour of Jane's almost big birthday I've decided to send a gift-a-month to her. It's along the same lines as hers to me (the button-of-the-month, remember?). I'm going to do a handmade-of-the-month to her. So, something small and handmade by me, and maybe I'll try to keep to useful objects, not just objets d'arts. This month is a set of handmade stitchmarkers, for her knitting, in sterling, packaged in an origami envelope. The stitchmarkers are very simple to do, just little sterling charms attatched to sterling closed jump rings. I prefer the closed jump rings to the open, as there is one less edge to snag the yarn. I think I ordered the 7mm size, which fit on any knitting needle 6.5mm and smaller (makes sense, no?)
A hearty congratulations to the Manitoba Women's Curling Team. If you were watching you'll know it was a real nail-bitter.
In fact I was on pins and needles while that last rock was being thrown.
My eyes were glued to the set.
but the ending was perfect.