Yesterday, Beryl finally came through my neck of the woods, and while the rain was not as intense as I had expected, it was enough to leave my basil well-watered. With clear skies and somewhat less muggy weather, I ran a number of errands today, one of which took me near my neighborhood LYS (Local Yarn Shop), Yarn Tree Studio.
Yarn Tree Studio is what is known as a “crochet-friendly” yarn store, and since the owner of the store welcomes fiber enthusiasts of all stripes (offering a large assortment of classes which includes crochet), I try to stop in whenever I am in the neighborhood, and today when I stopped in, I had a specific goal in mind: purchasing more stitch markers.
Of late, I have been working on an old-fashioned crochet throw rug made from ribbons fashioned from saris that are ready to be repurposed, and I have found stitch markers an invaluable aid in helping me to keep track of just exactly where the corners are. Here is an overview:
and here is a detail:
Delighted at the amount of aggravation I have been spared as the result of actually using the stitch markers I own, I added to my stitch marker collection with these coilless safety pins:
which I thought would be perfect for helping me to keep track of the stitches for an as-yet-unnamed purse, the idea for which came to me the other day while I was working on the rug. Here is a side view of the as-yet-unnamed purse:
and here is an interior view:
There is still some work to be done on this, but I am hoping against hope that I manage to get it done before lunch tomorrow.