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Saturday, August 16, 2008

Necessity is the Mother of Invention

What to do, when knitting on the road with few supplies and a streamlined accessory bag? My pattern for swinging tank top called for decreases across the front and back to form darts. Stitch markers were required and I did not have any small ones.

I already had my pinkie ring marking the beginning of the row on my black bear bag. That is how I mark the start when knitting in the round and the needles are large. This top is on #7 needles and I needed 8 small markers. So, I headed into Starbucks for a sturdy straw and snipped off eight perfect circles. Knitting happily progressed. This is not an original idea, but worth showing and sharing...

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