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Many of us use battery powered or electronic type toothbrushes with changeable heads. Oral-B has colored rings which can be attached to the brush heads to distinguish his, hers, theirs, etc. These colored rings make great stitch ring markers and fit up to a #15 needle.

So brush your teeth and grab the colored rings for your next knitting project.

Happy knitting. :-D
 

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I think you should win some sort of Environmental Protection Award for this one! Talk about recycling! I love it!
Thanks for sharing!
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While visiting my daughter, I realized I'd forgotten to bring my stitch markers. Her town didn't have a yarn store, but they had a small craft store with bead and jewelry supplies. I bought a pack of jumper rings. one in gold and one in silver colored metal. They were extremely inexpensive and work wonderfully. Love them on large lace projects.
 

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Becca said:
Many of us use battery powered or electronic type toothbrushes with changeable heads. Oral-B has colored rings which can be attached to the brush heads to distinguish his, hers, theirs, etc. These colored rings make great stitch ring markers and fit up to a #15 needle.

So brush your teeth and grab the colored rings for your next knitting project.

Happy knitting. :-D
I use snall safety pins sometimes I hang a bead from them to mark them
 

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I've used the colored rings from elec. toothbrushes for years. As soon as I buy a new package of brushes, I grab out the rings before hubby even sees them. We have separate baths so we don't need to mark ours. One of my friends saw me using them on a project and asked if they were toothbrush rings. After givining me ones she had saved, she now gives me any new ones she gets too.
I have a blouse with brass rings sewn on in a patterned design...I will be cutting those off for knitting when finished with the blouse.....
 

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What I really like is the small rubber bands used by people who have braces. The bands are small and work very well on fine knitting. I have a son who had braces so have plenty on hand but I know you can buy them very reasonably at a orthodontist office.
 

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Good idea.I have also used the pontail holders.They have them in small rubberbands and the bigger ones.I end up buying more when my granddaughters get them for their hair.
I have also got some of the rubber rings from the plumbing dept also.
 

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I was a pack rat many years before the 'green' movement. I never threw anything away, that could possibly used for rainy day crafts, or the elementary school. So, when ever I thew away an old bra, I would cut the hooks and eyes, 'sliders' and the rings off and keep them in the 'nails and screws' holder that I use for needles, pins, thimbles, elastic etc. The rings are different colours and the same size as the plastic ones from the yarn shops.
 

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I love all these ideas and they sound like fun... I will be looking at things a bit differently from now on... I would love a altnernative to the tips that go on our DPN's... the rubber ones I have drag against my clothes and sometimes pop off.... or they are hard to remove each time I change to the next needle... any ideas????
 
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