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Swap Coordinator:michellelliott (contact)
Swap categories: Knitting  Crafts  Art 
Number of people in swap:26
Location:Other
Type:None
Last day to signup/drop:August 15, 2006
Date items must be sent by:August 23, 2006
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

This swap is to trade handmade knitting stitch markers. Make 4 or more stitch markers to fit US size 11 needles or smaller. You will swap with one person. This swap is open to worldwide participation.

Discussion

racheljohnson 07/23/2006 #

Hello. I work for Swap-bot and I noticed that your sign-up date and mail date seem to be mixed up. The Sign-up date deadline must come before the mail deadline. It is easy for the coordinator to adjust those dates. Thanks!

travisj 07/23/2006 #

I changed the send date. use the 'contact us' link above if you have any questions.

user2414 08/ 3/2006 #

Hello :). I showed this swap to my Mom the night before last, and she had never seen a stitch marker like the one above! She thought it was beautiful.

Christmas came to mind -- but I have no idea where to find directions or a pattern to make one of these. My only beading friend is near Chicago, at least ten hours from here, but I can get ahold of her if I have problems.

Mom crochets as her main craft/hobby.

I would appreciate any guidance any of you can give me.

Thanks Theresa

user2661 08/ 9/2006 #

Hi. I've sold stitch markers on ebay and look forward to seeing what others are making. I'm based in the UK. Alex.

user2627 08/10/2006 #

Hi. This looks like a fun and quick swap! I'm in!

user2301 08/11/2006 #

I'd LOVE to end up with a foreign swap pal (I'm in the US). Can't wait to see who I end up with and have fun making markers!

michellelliott 08/13/2006 #

Hi tramseyer, The stitch marker above is made the same way you would make an earring to hang from an earring wire. The only 2 differences are that you don't hang it from a wire and the top loop needs to be big enough to slide easily onto a size 11 needle. You can make the loop yourself with wire or you can buy large jumprings and add beads to it.

user2637 08/21/2006 #

I like making mine with rubber 'O' rings. They have some stretch, so it's easier to get your needles into them. =)

michellelliott 08/24/2006 #

Desiree, what method do you use to add things to the o ring?

user2637 08/24/2006 #

I use a jump ring and pliers. I'll try adding a pic, or you can see it on my blog (click pix to make them large). http://obstiknitvegan.blogspot.com

=)

user2637 08/24/2006 #

Duh... sometimes I don't use jumprings, b/c I use little eye-screws, like with the markers I made for this swap. Silly me. Also, one can get those metal things that look like straight pins, but aren't sharp.. I don't know the name. They are used in jewelry making. I take those and load them up with beads and then bend my own loop on the end.

crazycatladymel 08/25/2006 #

I got the cutest knit/purl stitchmarkers from Alex, all the way from London! Thanks!!

michellelliott 08/26/2006 #

Hi Desiree, I like your markers a lot. The srabble tiles are a great idea.

user2627 08/29/2006 #

I got five pretty stitch markers, bubble bath, and post card from Sue Worcester! Thanks so much!

user2661 08/30/2006 #

How long should I leave it before giving someone a bad rating? I haven't heard from them at all and I can't see which one they are in the sign up list. They are down as Tina Martinez and it looks like she might have withdrawn :( is my first swap!

user2610 08/30/2006 #

Thanks Michellelliott. I received your stitch markers today. They're really pretty and I especially love the purple memory wire. Thanks again!!

KarlaKC 08/30/2006 #

Michelle, I just mailed your stitchmarkers! I am so sorry for being late, but they are now on their way. Enjoy!

user2637 09/ 6/2006 #

I just got back from vacation, and my markers were waiting for me. I love them! They are little veggies. I'll post a pic soon (tomorrow or the next day). Can others post pix too?

Michelle - Thx for the comment about the scrabble markers. It wasn't originally my idea, but I do love making them. =)

KarlaKC 09/ 8/2006 #

Hope Michelle has received the stitchmarkers....

I just uploaded a picture of the beautiful stitchmarkers Erin sent to me! Thank you, Erin!

user2133 09/11/2006 #

:(

I didn't get any markers. I'm not sure who my partner was, but I am very disappointed. I hope that everything is okay with you, whoever you are, but please try and let me know what happened.

user2133 09/15/2006 #

Ann L did contact me and there was a very good reason for her delay. Thanks Ann, the markers were very cute.

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