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Posted - 09/19/2005 :  06:35:17 AM  Show Profile  Visit trekcelt's Homepage Send trekcelt a Private Message
A YahooGroup to which I belong had a posting by a member about these bird leg bands which she uses as stitch markers for her knitting. They run about $4 for 100 - which is much cheaper than any I have seen locally. Also, they come in assorted sizes and colors. They are made of plastic and will not scratch metal needles. I just ordered 100 of the 1/4" (inner diameter) and 100 of the 5/16" for my knitting group. They should arrive later this week. The person at the place also just called me to confirm that the shipping isn't what the web site said it was. Their web site is configured to calculate UPS rates. For a small order like a couple of boxes of leg bands, they use First Class (~$2) or Priority Mail (~$4-$5).

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Posted - 09/19/2005 :  07:11:09 AM  Show Profile Send Busyhands a Private Message
I belong to that group, too, and have been amusing myself with the thought of heading down to the farm supply place and looking for those...I bet the look on the overall-clad owner's face will be great when I tell him what I want them for!

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Posted - 10/13/2005 :  8:42:02 PM  Show Profile Send a Private Message
For a couple of years now I have had one of those clear plastic over-the-door shoe holders. I've labeled the pockets and have all my circulars and DPNs in their separate places. If I need a DPN sizes 0 - 3, they're in one pocket. I put 16" circulars for those sizes in the next pocket, then 24" and larger for those sizes in the third pocket. Of course, you can organize them any way you want. The shoe holder I bought has 24 shoe sized pockets and cost me $6. I have lots of knitting doo-dads in the pockets without needles. It works great!
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truly violet
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Posted - 10/14/2005 :  03:40:02 AM  Show Profile  Visit truly violet's Homepage Send truly violet a Private Message
I actually have some bands left somewhere around here from when i bred finches and canaries....
( the canaries were a disappointment however sniff)

but yea bird band would work great.....
and they even have color coding and numbers on them


none of this will matter in 100 years.......
except I will finally be at my goal ~now with chickens!
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New Pal

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Posted - 10/24/2005 :  07:28:16 AM  Show Profile Send Hickey007 a Private Message
I have recently used pony tail holders for stitch markers. I use the small ones that are cloth or those ouchless ones that are clear plastic. They've worked great so far. They are pretty cheap as well. I originally bought them for my yorkie now I use them for her and my knitting.

- Courtney
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The Irish Ewe
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Posted - 10/24/2005 :  09:43:58 AM  Show Profile  Visit The Irish Ewe's Homepage Send The Irish Ewe a Private Message
Bird bands are nice, as are those elastics they use for braces... works best for small needles and/or ultra fine yarns.

The Irish Ewe
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Posted - 11/03/2005 :  8:03:56 PM  Show Profile Send mouse a Private Message
mdp, that's a great idea.

I got some rubber stitch markers from Knitpicks, and they're not as "jumpy" as the plastic ones. So far, I haven't lost any. (Crosses fingers.) they also work beautifully to hold my sets of dp's together.
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Seriously Hooked

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Posted - 11/04/2005 :  1:31:54 PM  Show Profile Send Andy a Private Message
I got the birdbands at my local Feed & Seed store for 2c and 3cents each It is called DeYoungs, a great place for those in the area of Woodinville WA.

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