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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
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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...
« 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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