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« on: June 03, 2010 03:43:30 PM »

That uses bobby pins as stitch markers? I needed a stitch marker a few weeks back and had lost the doodad i usually use decided to try one to see if it works and i haven't looked back since Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2010 03:45:01 PM »

I've heard of people using bobby pins as stitch markers, but I've never done it.  I tend to forget that stitch markers exist, but the odd time I do remember I usually use a contrasting piece of scrap yarn.
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« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2010 08:49:05 PM »

I do too! They are lying everywhere in my house and work really well especially if I can find the brightly colored ones Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2010 05:33:50 AM »

ooh brightly coloured ones. Where do you get those? I can only find boring black or brown ones Sad
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« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2010 09:44:10 PM »

I found some at a dollar store. I am tempted to try and paint some of the plain ones as I have not been able to get them again and I love all things bright. I think sometimes you can get them at places like target too, it just depends on luck Wink
Check out these though! I love the idea but dread using superglue!
http://collegecandy.com/2010/02/16/do-it-yourself-tuesdays-rhinestone-bobby-pins/
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« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2010 12:23:38 AM »

i usually use twist-ties.  bobby pins would probably be better.   Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2010 06:22:03 AM »

I usually use paper clips as my stitch markers.
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« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2010 04:47:21 PM »

I used to make little "J" shapes out of lock wire with a big spiral at the bottom of the letter and a small spiral at the top of it, then inserted it small spiral first into the relevant stitch. Then I magically got faster at crochet and they began flying out of my vigorously crocheted hats Tongue Now I use safety pins, because they close and can't take a dive on me.

I think I'd get annoyed with having to pry a bobby pin out of a stitch every row.
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« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2010 05:20:45 PM »

I use safety pins. I like that you can close them and they wont fall out. I buy all sizes for different sized projects!
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« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2010 03:25:05 PM »

I have done it a few times and it worked fine, but I'm just as apt to use a stray scap of yarn. I also have some little circular plastic locking stitch markers that I often use not as stitch markers but to hold the final stitch when I put a project away unfinished.

However, I recently learned that you can use bobby pins in sewing to turn narrow tubes of fabric. I know this isn't the sewing board, but here's the tutorial for anyone who's interested. It's amazing how fast it works.
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« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2010 04:13:35 PM »

I started using bobby pins the other day! I usually use actual stitch markers but I can't find any at the mo, so I used a bobby pin Smiley I've also been known to use scrap yarn and safety pins Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2010 11:43:03 PM »

I have a box of paperclips that I use as stitch markers.
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« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2010 06:03:16 AM »

I use bobby pins - I've found they're a lot easier than the plastic stitch markers to get on and off.
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« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2011 07:26:10 AM »

I found some at a dollar store. I am tempted to try and paint some of the plain ones as I have not been able to get them again and I love all things bright. I think sometimes you can get them at places like target too, it just depends on luck Wink
Check out these though! I love the idea but dread using superglue!
http://collegecandy.com/2010/02/16/do-it-yourself-tuesdays-rhinestone-bobby-pins/

I've used nail polish to paint bobbie pins and hair clips. It works out really well.
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« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2011 02:12:23 PM »

I've only ever used bobby pins, until recently.  They mysteriously all went to bobby pin heaven, or another dimension or something.  I love bobby pins because they're not pointy like a safety pin, they easily slide into the stitch, and pulling them out doesn't distort the yarn.

Recently I've had to use different colored yarns to mark my spots.  I don't like putting the yarn in because I take my hook out to pull it through and I'm scared of my work coming apart.  The upside to the yarn, is that I discovered a new color combo that I never would have tried otherwise...brown and lime green.  I was making a brown beanie, and used lime green to mark my spot and it looks good.  It's inspired a group of hats that I'm trying out with names based on ice cream.

Brown & Green - "mint chocolate"
Brown & Yellow - so far unnamed, but lemon and chocolate will be in there somehow.
thinking of white and red - "cherry on top"
etc, etc...
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« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2011 11:12:26 PM »

I use pins. Not safety pins, mind you, but regular pins. Needless to say, the first few rounds can be painful if I'm not careful.
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