"No," I said, "they're stitch markers," which led to a puzzled face (yes, she is not a knitter) so I explained what stitch markers are used for. It got me thinking about how so many of us knitters use tools in our work that are really quite beautiful.
As it so happens, yesterday the winner of my giveaway was Lisa, and over the last couple of weeks, Lisa and I had been in touch via Ravelry because I read on her blog that she's participating in Relay for Life, an event and fundraiser that raises awareness about cancer research. Part of her efforts involve selling her hand-made Hope Markers, and I jumped at the chance to help Lisa reach her goals.
|I'm keeping these!|
I got my three sets of stitch markers on my birthday (two large and one small), and I think they are absolutely beautiful. I already know one friend who I'll be gifting a set to, but I'm going to have to keep the other two sets for myself. These pretties will definitely charm my next project ... which I hope to cast on this weekend!