Thursday, May 10, 2007

Green Grass, Green Ester



I too am at the awkward "T" phase of Ester. Things are going much slower than previously, but I am still absolutely in love with my green yarn. It reminds me of the spring grass turning greener in my yard, the budding green lilacs outside my front door... the fact that I should probably be landscaping instead of knitting! I haven't used stitch markers. I never have, and I fear that I am much too "cheap" of a knitter to ever use them in the future. I can see their benefits, but to me they seem like they would be a cumbrance. Any thoughts? Pro stitch marker? Fellow anti stich marker-ers?

5 comments:

Serina said...

I've become very pro stitch marker. Especially when there is an opportunity to associate color with a particular change. Before I got my first set, I tried washers (as in the metal rings that you use with bolts and nuts) b/c we had them available. But they would catch on the yarn and sometimes get stuck on the needles. I tried safety pins, but they'd get stuck on the yarn and wouldn't always move. My new ones are little gold rings and came 100 for two dollars. So far they've been fine. But I really like the idea of the straw pieces.

nuttnbunny said...

Ah... the lovely verdant green! Stitch markers are my security blanket. The make me feel calm and safe, but I am able to navigate the world w/o them.

Sometimes, when I'm knitting too quickly and not looking I'll knit through one and have to back track to liberate it.

Paisley said...

I used stitch markers until I got to the "T" phase. Then I didn't have enough for the new sections. I also realised that I had internalised the pattern enough that the stitch markers were superfluous to my needs for this particular project.

Paisley said...

oh - and the green cables are looking fantastic.

joyous said...

it looks awesome so far! this will be my first project where i think i'll actually need the stitch markers - but we'll see what happens!