I use different markers for specific marking purposes and thus had multiple little containers of an array of stitch markers. Of course every time I needed one, I had to root around in my knitting bag for the right little container or check bookshelves looking for an elusive package of markers. When I couldn’t find any I’d start searching between couch cushions! Worse, when traveling I dragged my whole knitting bag with me just to ensure I had my various notions should I need them.
Then one day I popped into a weaving store and saw a neat little notions case for $5 US. I quickly grabbed the last one (pink). What a great size – neither too large nor too small – with 6 separate compartments in 3 different sizes. By the evening I had my stitch markers all organized. At last! (I just noticed there’s a pink split ring marker in with the green and orange lock markers.) I was one contented knitter.
A few months later as my daughter and I sat companionably side-by-side knitting, she asked for a stitch marker so I passed her my pink notion case. “Neat,” she exclaimed. “I could use that!” After she flew home, I tried to find this notion case locally – to no avail. I found them, however, on Exchanging Fire website!
Exchanging Fire carries the Snap ‘n Go Notions Case in two sizes – Jumbo & Original – and in several different colors. I already had a pink original and realized I need (yes, needed) the jumbo in lime green. As you can see, it’s slightly thicker and larger than the original but not enough to be cumbersome.
I urge you to visit Exchanging Fire and check out the knitting and crocheting notions available. (Also, be sure and take a peek at the Ruched Eye Sleep Mask pattern. I saw it and thought “this year’s holiday gift!”)
As an aside, my daughter has started to knit even when we’re not visiting each other. In fact, today she told me she’s finished the body of her top-down knit sweater. She’s waiting for my arrival (coming up quickly) so I can help her knit the arms and button bands. Also, the last time I visited, Granddaughter F graduated from the knitting spool to knitting (Continental) on a set of needles (pic at right)!
In a few weeks, we, three generations of women – maiden, matron and crone – will be knitting together. (Pic source)
(By the way, the woman on the right represents the “crone” aka me. In fact, with the longest hair of the three of us, I frequently wear my (silver) hair just like that. Coincidence? 🙂 )