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I love making stitch markers! Sparkly, sweet or whimsical, whatever mood strikes me! And of course, I love making them for the PhatFiber Sampler Box theme of the month!
In my 35+ years of knitting, I have found dangle markers are much easier to maneuver from one needle to the other as the dangles give them balance, much like the ease of knitting stitches an inch into your knit-in-the-round project. Dangle markers are also easier to see and pick up if you drop them (and we all drop them) plus they can't roll away under a chair! They don't add extra bulk to your knitting right next to your stitches the way beaded rings do, either. So you can have pretty as well as functional and that's always a good thing!
I am also a button fanatic! I love buttons as both decoration and totally functional, so I was delighted to find a supplier who makes beautiful buttons for a reasonable cost! It is…

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  • Joined April 12, 2008

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metal charms, wire, sparkly glass beads, wool, alpaca, llama, pencils, watercolors

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I love making stitch markers! Sparkly, sweet or whimsical, whatever mood strikes me! And of course, I love making them for the PhatFiber Sampler Box theme of the month!
In my 35+ years of knitting, I have found dangle markers are much easier to maneuver from one needle to the other as the dangles give them balance, much like the ease of knitting stitches an inch into your knit-in-the-round project. Dangle markers are also easier to see and pick up if you drop them (and we all drop them) plus they can't roll away under a chair! They don't add extra bulk to your knitting right next to your stitches the way beaded rings do, either. So you can have pretty as well as functional and that's always a good thing!
I am also a button fanatic! I love buttons as both decoration and totally functional, so I was delighted to find a supplier who makes beautiful buttons for a reasonable cost! It is my delight to make them available to other avid, knitters, sewers, quilters, weavers and fabric crafters! There's no such thing as "too many buttons"!
A long time knitter who loves yarn, I fell in love with spinning and never looked back!
I believe quality in the spinning fiber is essential to good yarn and good knitting, so all my fiber is eco-friendly with minimal processing. No chemical strippers or harsh detergents are used so the yarn you make will be heirloom quality!
All the handspun I make and sell is made with great care with the discerning knitter in mind! I'd never sell a skein I wouldn't love to knit with myself!
I'm also a fan of BIG skeins of yarn! I hate joining balls when I'm knitting so I strive for bigger-than-commercial-size skeins so you can simply enjoy knitting without the nuisance of ends to work in after.
If you find the oversize skeins a bit daunting, I will wind into center pull balls, free of charge, any skein over 300 yards. But you MUST ask at the time of purchase, because skeins are easier to ship than balls so it takes a bit more time to get the right packing for them. Be aware there may be an additional postage charge too, because of the change in dimensions.

I am always glad to answer questions and I check my Etsy convos every day.

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