So I decided to post this here instead of in the jewellery and trinkets section because they have to do with knitting and I'm looking for a knitters opinion on them.
I've seen these wonderful looking stitch counters on etsy and decided to make them myself instead. I'm a big fan and made 3 in one night The pink dragon one, green frog one, and a dark and light green one with a cat charm for my aunt. The counters are made of 10 hoops with a bead in-between the hoops and a charm at one end so you can know which end you started from. You basically put it on the needle at the first hoop and change to the next each round to count in multiples of 10, great for knitting in the round!
Since I had already made a mess and had left over supplies, I decided to make some stitch markers. First I made them out of some Alice in Wonderland inspired markers I had from one of my first swaps. I decided I liked the hoop instead of the clips for my knitting. Then I made a halloween set. Then I went overboard and decorated a clip with matching beads so I can keep the sets together and for the Halloween one I made an extra clip stitch marker for the end of the holder so I had 6 markers.
I love knitting with these, even though the counters are a bit fiddley (It sucks when it falls off the needle before you can go up or down a loop for the next row number)
(Please ignore the scratches in the leather couch from the cat)
Alice set is this, drink me, a cat, tea bag, cup of tea, mushroom, and an ace of hearts.
Dragon counter with pink dragon's eggs
Part of my alice set
The witch one I made from earrings so I have a significantly different marker for the beginning of a round
Action shot of the counter.
Now these are simply to make, I love using them, and I enjoyed making them but I can't decide if I should put them in my etsy shop or not. I'm not trying to sell to anyone, I'm just asking opinions.
Is this something you would buy? Or would you just make it yourself or use standard ones? I was thinking I i do sell them they would be about $12 for a counter or a set of stitch markers. Any advice, comments, would be great!