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EvilRachel
« on: February 21, 2008 05:25:50 PM »

Unfinished objects, that is.

The fact that I am a very slow crocheter, combined with the fact that I have a shamefully short attention span, means that I very rarely finish anything the first time I start it.  It doesn't bother me that much, because when I need something in a hurry I can pick something from the pile and work on it instead of starting from scratch. 

The trouble, though, is that a lot of times I "borrow" the hook I started with, and then by the time I get back to the project I've completely forgotten what size I was using.  I've got several projects like this, and the odds of me actually making swatches until I find the right hook are slim to none.

As I know I'm not likely to change my ways anytime soon, I needed a solution to prevent this in the future.  So, to make a long story short (too late!) I made stitch markers using alphabet beads I found in my mum's basement.


(Sorry for the poor quality camera phone picture, but you get the idea)

This way I can just clip the letter of the hook I'm using to the yarn, and when I come back to it, I'll be able to pick up right where I left off.  Here's hoping it'll actually work!
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« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2008 05:30:24 PM »

brilliant idea! Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2008 06:44:55 PM »

Fantastic.  Thanks for sharing.
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VaxGirl
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2008 11:21:17 AM »

Fabulous idea!  I've even done the same thing with knitting needles where I'll run a piece of yarn through the stiches and pull out the needles, and of course forget which size needles whenever I get back to it.  I think I even have some alphabet beads somewhere in the crafting closet-o-doom.
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poe poe
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2008 08:43:10 AM »

This is a fantastic idea! Thanks so much for sharing. I'm going to make something like this for myself and my friend. I don't often forget what size hook I'm using, but it has happened. And it happens to a friend of mine quite frequently.
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EvilRachel
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2008 12:18:15 PM »

Thanks guys!  I'm glad you like em.  Also I'm glad I'm not the only one with multiple projects on the go!   Cheesy
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rbeforee
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2008 05:23:46 AM »

You are my hero!!!!! I must go get some hookie thingies! You are brilliant. My future half-finished projects thank you profusely Smiley  MWAH!

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EvilRachel
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2008 05:07:34 PM »

Awww!  Thanks!
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CMFoster
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2008 08:33:13 PM »

That is an amazingly simple, yet TREMENDOUSLY fabulous idea!  I am terrible about doing the same thing - I now have the supplies on my 'to buy' list - b/c I have to do this too!!
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Lemony
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2008 09:24:38 PM »

That is nifty and cute and adorable and I love it!
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