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Miss Matty has curated a group of helpful accessories for your next knitting project from some of the great creators on Amazon.
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Boho Snap Button Eyeglass Brooch Holder with 3 Interchangeable Designs
Here is another unique way to keep your glasses where you can find them. This Snap Pin has 3 interchangeable buttons, easy to snap in and out. The pin has a magnetic back so it will not damage your top. This could also be used for your ID badge.
Mandala Portuguese Knitting Pin Brooch- ID Badge Holder
I like these pins very much. They are ready to hold the tension of the yarn for Portuguese Knitting. Although not a common technique. It is also a great ID Badge holder or maybe your glasses. It is available with several options Pin back, Bulldog or Magnetic. This Mandala design is rather charming.
Life Tree Abacus Counting Bracelet Knitting Row Counter
This Abacus Bracelet is so lovely. As a Row Counter, it may at first look very complicated but actually is quite easy to use. In no time you will get the hang of it. It also counts up to 99 rows, how amazing. It is available in size 7 and 8 and has a one-and-a-half-inch adjustable chain. Such a great and pretty way to wear your row marker.
Paisley Portuguese Knitting Pin Brooch- ID Badge Holder
I have always been very fond of Paisleys. This is great for holding the tension of the yarn for Portuguese Knitting.
1 Large Cobalt Blue Ceramic Button 1-3/4 ” Button Clay Pottery Sewing Knitting
These ceramic buttons are fabulous. A beautiful sweater with one of these large buttons would become a designer piece. Everybody was convinced, Jayne Brown had purchased her sweater in London. She went with her husband on his buying trips. Instead she had just purchased a beautiful button.
Knitting Themed Smart Phone and Small Tablet Stand
Every Knitter should have something for needle size and ruler. This is probably the neatest item I have ever seen. Not only does it stand on the table but beside the necessary needle gauge and ruler in standard and metric it has other uses. First you can put your iPhone on it. Second you can put your e-Book Reader or small iPad. If you have your digital patterns on any of these, this is an outstanding idea. The Artist is from California and is anxious to hear from anybody who might have additional suggestions.
Pink Butterfly Knitting Stitch Marker Necklace | Adjustable Leather Cord (set of 7 Charms)
Mandy from the Pub was wearing this pretty little necklace. Peter the jewller complimented her on it and asked where she purchased it. Everyone started to laugh. She bought it at Miss Matty’s his wife said. I just love this a pretty necklace that you can wear anywhere and wow it also serves a practical purpose. No more fishing in the bottom of your knitting bag for your markers.
Butterfly Stitch Marker Jewelry Set- Snag Free
When Gillian went to Odds and Bobbs, she was amazed at the assortment of stitch and row counter Miss Matty had. Are these not the cutest little stitch markers you have ever seen? While you are impatient to finish your knitting, you will miss these little baubles. Perhaps you will want to find some beads to decorate you finished item.
Numbered Stitch Marker Charms with Pink Butterfly Holder 1-20
Gillian really liked this one as she was anxious to get to more intricate projects. These not only are fancy but also practical with their numbers so clearly marked on each one. I never remember knitting being so easy.
Heart Knitting Markers on Sterling Silver Filled Wire
If you are someone who would prefer something a little plainer. You cannot possibly go wrong with these Sterling Silver Filled Wire Hearts. As with all of Jill’s stitch markers they are all snag free. All of her marker’s rings are customizable and the silver will not tarnish. They are so pretty I would probably put one on my bracelet or if you have a bangle bracelet you can add charms to that would be a good way to keep them with you until you need to add another.
Beach Stitch Marker Charm Bangle Bracelet (includes 9 markers)
What a great way to have your stitch markers with you. If you are traveling to your holidays in car or plane, they are right there no more having to dig into a bag to find them. With the beach theme what could be more appropriate. Bangle is adjustable and fits up to an 8 inch wrist. As with all her other markers, they are snag free.
Hibiscus Flower Portuguese Knitting Brooch
I like these pins very much. They are ready to hold the tension of the yarn for Portuguese Knitting. This is not I style I think you will see very often. It would be a great ID Badge holder. I think you could possibly use it for your glasses. It is available with several options Pin back, Bulldog or Magnetic.
Angel Beaded Bookmark- Book Accessory
Is this bookmark not beautiful? It is in the Odds and Bobbs knitting store with all of Jill’s other pieces. It should perhaps be in Lisa’s Book Store. If you are a member of the Book Club, you could use this lovely Angel Bookmark to keep your place as you read the book for the Month.
Knitters Kilt Style Shawl Pin
This shawl pin is such a useful thing to have. It is Summer and hot but how many times have you frozen to death when you went out to dinner? This way your hands will be free, you will not have to keep on grabbing your shawl/sweater. I also use mine on some edge to edge coats I have. If it is a little chilly, I do not have to keep grabbing the coat around myself. You can also show everyone you are a knitter.
Hand Crafted Blue Beaded Eyeglass Necklace
I am always losing my glasses or do not have a pocket to put them in. This is the perfect solution even for your sunglasses. How many times have you pushed them on your head then seen yourself in a mirror and wowed at how bad your hair looked? Jill makes these in 2 lengths 26 inches or 30 inches.
Lion Brand Yarn 525-209 Mandala Yarn, Gnome
This yarn comes in some lovely colours. You need only 1 ball of yarn. The joy of knitting with it is that it does all the work for you. No ends to weave in and it changes the colour for you. We sent a link for Noble Knits that gives you 2 patterns for this yarn to our members. Have fun! it is great a yarn to create with.
Hand Turned Exotic Kingwood Wooden Crochet Hook Made in USA by Texas Wood Artist Bryan Nelson
Lisa saw these crochet hook and straight away fell in love with the wonderful graining of the wood. She asked Miss Matty if they were only for crochet. Miss Matty said a hook can be your best friend. If you drop a stitch no matter how far down, you can simply crochet it back to your current row. This beautiful hook will be easy to find in your bag. How beautiful the graining on the wood?
Elegant Yarns Kaleidoscope Yarn, Marsh Land
Miss Matty fell in love with this Marshland wool. An excellent choice for a beginners!
ChiaoGoo Red Lace Circular 32-inch (81cm) Stainless Steel Knitting Needle; Size US 6 (4mm) 7032-6
Miss Matty recommends a circular needle since it is so much easier to use. Even when you are only knitting a straight scarf. You just knit back and forth. Stitches do not slip off the needles as easily. You do not stand a chance of losing a needle. The circular needle with its short needles and cable make it easier to stash away.
Purple Beaded Knitting Needle Jewelry- Point Protector
Miss Matty recommends you should also get one of these needle point protectors. This way you will not lose any stitches with these pretty covers. They also have a great variety and coloured beads in assorted sizes.
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