Limited Edition Clippy for September 2022, FREE with any order $20 and up!

  • A gold lobster clasp stitch marker with a pale pink maple leaf charm and yellow and orange accent beads, surrounded by illustrations of orange and yellow leaves and the text Make like a tree and get outta here!
  • A gold lobster clasp stitch marker with a yellow maple leaf charm and yellow and orange accent beads next to a ruler indicating 2 inches, surrounded by illustrations of orange and yellow leaves and the text Make like a tree and get outta here!

September means kids heading back to school, anticipation of winter, and cooler weather! And, of course, beautiful fall leaves of magnificent colors… red, orange, yellow leaves falling to make a lovely soft carpet that is so fun to walk through… until you have to rake them up, LOL!

Now I live near Phoenix, Arizona, so I don’t get the fall leaves here. I’m still anticipating not-so-freaking-hot and somewhat drier weather with the end of our rainy season. Yet I still feel the pull of the colorful sights of trees in autumn in the higher country. To celebrate this beautiful time of year in the Northern Hemisphere, I’ve created the official Limited Edition September 2022 Clippy, “Make Like a Tree … and Get Outta Here!”

You know in my shop I always have a 15% discount for any orders over $20, as well as a FREE GIFT and FREE SHIPPING to the domestic U.S. on EVERY SINGLE ORDER, but I want to make that deal a little sweeter. EACH MONTH, I will be giving away a SPECIAL marker designed specifically for that month. When I run out of them, they will be GONE!

In the month of September, if you place an order totaling over $20 in Yank Your Yarn’s Etsy Shop, you will receive an EXTRA stitch marker, called “Make Like a Tree … and Get Outta Here!” The marker features a lovely maple leaf shaped enameled charm in pastel fall colors and gold trim, festooned with coordinating beads on an 18mm gold lobster clasp, for easy moving about on your knitting or crochet project. It’s a movable stitch marker, end of row or beginning of round marker, pendant, lanyard charm … YOU decide!

I don’t have many of these so make sure you get your $20+ order in now …. when these are gone, THEY’RE GONE!

For Yarn is the Magnet, and My Needles are Steel — Magnetic SQUARE Stitch Markers in a SuperSize Set!

  • A round tin of square multicolored metal stitch markers. The text For yarn is the magnet and my needles are steel; magnetic square stitch markers in a super size set.
  • A round tin of mulicolor square metal stitch markers. The text A round tin of square multicolored metal stitch markers. The text For yarn is the magnet and my needles are steel; magnetic square stitch markers in a super size set. Set of 30 snag-free magnetic stitch markers in size US13/9mm.
  • A round tin of mulicolor square metal stitch markers. The text A round tin of square multicolored metal stitch markers. The text For yarn is the magnet and my needles are steel; magnetic square stitch markers in a super size set. Set of 30 snag-free magnetic stitch markers in size US8/5mm.
  • A round tin of mulicolor square metal stitch markers. The text A round tin of square multicolored metal stitch markers. The text For yarn is the magnet and my needles are steel; magnetic square stitch markers in a super size set. Set of 30 snag-free magnetic stitch markers -- 15 in size US8/5mm, 15 in size US 13/9mm.
  • A ruler measuring the two sizes of the metal square stitch markers. The text For yarn is the magnet and my needles are steel; magnetic square stitch markers in a super size set.

“to show the way I feel
(With you I might try) my secrets to reveal
For you are a magnet and I am steel” — Walter Egan, 1977

Yarn has a wonderfully magnetic pull on us Fiberistas, and we wouldn’t have it ANY. OTHER. WAY. Until now, all of my stitch markers have been made of colored copper wire, and the thing about copper wire is that it’s not ferrous — that is, magnetic. But sometimes, you really just want a set of stitch markers that you can casually toss onto a magnet as you’re removing them from a project, or you want a stitch marker that sticks to a magnet when trying to pick them up out of shag carpet (y’all have shag carpet, right??), or you may just want to keep a tin of stitch markers on your fridge. You never know.

These sets of 30 stitch markers are made from SQUARE iron rings that have been powder coated in an array of colors. The powder coating keeps the metal from rusting, and let’s face it, make the markers look like a basket fulla Peeps. Each set comes in its own tin, which not only has a magnet on the inside, but also has a magnet on the outside, so you can attach your tin to all of your kitchen appliances or even the hood or your car, should you feel so … inspired to do so.

The LARGE size fits needles up to size US13 / 9mm.
The SMALL size fits needles up to size US8 / 5mm.

And also there’s a MIXED SIZES version! You get 15 each of the size US13 / 9mm and 15 of the size US8 / 5mm!

Nickel free.

Reversa-Clippy Stitch Markers of Many Colors! – Double-Sided Stitch Markers for Double the Fun!

  • Three Reversa-Clippy double sided markers used in a knitted piece of light green yarn.
  • Happy as a Unicorn Farting Rainbows (Set of 5 Reversa-Clippy double sided markers in Multiple Colors).
  • Red Like the Sin You Should Have Committed (Set of 5 Reversa-Clippy double sided markers in Red).
  • She Sells Seafoam By the Seashore (Set of 5 Reversa-Clippy double sided markers in Seafoam Green).
  • The TARDIS is Blue Like Doctor Who (Set of 5 Reversa-Clippy double sided markers in Royal Blue).
  • Paisley Park Purple Dance Party (Set of 5 Reversa-Clippy double sided markers in Purple).

These are my EXCLUSIVE movable design, the Reversa-Clippy! One side of the marker has a lobster clasp that will hang comfortably on most yarns with the exception of super-bulky variety. On the flip side is a round closed stitch marker that will fit up to a size 8US/5mm knitting needle. It’s two stitch markers in one!

AND … if you use two different colors of Reversa-Clippy Stitch Markers, use one on each side on your two-color brioche, to remind you what side you’re on! It can also be used as an end-of-row or a beginning-of-round for crochet! It’s a great addition to your tool set.

Here are the all the varieties!

Happy as a Unicorn Farting Rainbows (Multiple Colors)
Red Like the Sin You Should Have Committed (Red)
Eat Gold for Breakfast, P**p Glitter Later! (Gold)
She Sells Seafoam By the Seashore (Seafoam Green)
The TARDIS is Blue Like Doctor Who (Royal Blue)
Paisley Park Purple Dance Party (Purple)

Made from hand-coiled copper wire in the Magnificent Myriad of Colors, the glass seed bead is glued over the joints to ensure smooth moving. Because the rings are hand-coiled and cut, your markers may be slightly wibbly-wobbly and not completely round. All stitch markers are shipped in a zipper bag in a padded envelope.

Fits needles up to size US8/5mm.

Nickel free.

Where the #%@&! is my Crochet Hook?? — Set of three “Travel” Crochet Hooks

  • A set of three small crochet hooks on lobster clasps, featuring the words "OOPS", "CRAP", "MINE" in either black or white letter beads.
  • A set of three small crochet hooks on lobster clasps, featuring the words "OOPS", "CRAP", "MINE" in either black or white letter beads.
  • A set of three small crochet hooks on lobster clasps, featuring the words "YOUR", "WORDS", "HERE" in either black or white letter beads, which can be personalized.

Everyone knows that when you need a crochet hook, you can’t find one. It’s jettisoned itself from your project. It’s lost in the sofa cushions. It’s ended up in your kid’s toybox. SOMEONE perhaps borrowed it and kept it. Or it may just be behind your ear but you can’t check because you need it to fix a reprehensible error in your knitting that needs you to hold on with both hands.

Okay, perhaps these can’t help with that last one, but at least these give you a slight advantage of being able to find them.

These are a set of three crochet hooks — 2.0mm, 3.0mm, and 4.0mm — that have been cut down to a smaller length and attached to lobster clasps so you can hook them to your project, your project bag, your zipper, your purse, what have you. Each crochet hook as been festooned with words to express your current feeling:

“OOPS” — 2.0mm hook
“CRAP” — 3.0mm hook
“MINE” — 4.0mm hook

Available in either black or white letter beads!

If these words just don’t speak to you, you also have the option of personalizing your crochet hooks with the words that please you most! (EIGHT letters maximum on EACH hook) And don’t worry about embarrassing me with your request — I was raised by a sailor AND I have a theatre degree AND I used to work with rock-n-roll roadies. There’s extraordinarily little that can make me blush. AND you can choose either white or black beads on your personalization.

Li’l Smelly Ball Sack – Aromatherapy Big Clippy! Progress Keeper

  • A large progress keeper-style stitch marker, on an oversized golden bronze lobster clasp with a filigree bronze essential oil pendant. The text Li'l Smelly Ball Sack - Aromatherapy Big Clippy! Progress Keeper.
  • A large progress keeper-style stitch marker, on an oversized golden bronze lobster clasp with a filigree bronze essential oil pendant, with a ruler showing that the size of the progress keeper is about 2 inches long.
  • A large progress keeper-style stitch marker, on an oversized golden bronze lobster clasp with a filigree bronze essential oil pendant. The pendant is open to show the fluff ball inside for the application of essential oils.

… And by “Ball Sack” I mean YARN balls, of course! And we certainly don’t want BAD smelly yarn ball sacks. These light bronze filigree “sacks” open up to contain a little fluff ball that you can apply your favorite essential oil. I understand that lavender helps to keep critters away from yarn, as well as put you in the proper “Zen” mood for your fibercrafting. You also get a replacement fluff ball so you can change out your essential oil scents if you like.

Aromatherapy just makes “Frankincense”, right?

This is a “Big Clippy” moveable stitch marker. The lobster clasp is 23mm long and will fit comfortably on worsted, chunky, and bulky wool. You will get one Big Clippy marker along with a replacement fluff ball. The colors are randomly chosen but they are all great colors. COMES UNSCENTED!

You can also use it as a zipper pull on your favorite sweater, project bag, or purse. You could also use it as a scarf or shawl clip. Add it to your favorite chain to wear as a pendant, or add it to your work lanyard. The possibilities are endless! You will receive 1 marker, made with a plated lobster clasp and a bronze Celtic Knot charm, connected with a hand-coiled wire ring of matching Filigree Bronze, festooned with an Lavender Mist glass bead.

The (Mostly) Magnetic MKAL Mix Box O’Notions! — Project Support for Your MKAL!

  • A kit of colorful knitting notions.

Hey, it’s October, and the Pumpkin Spice Flavored EVERYTHING is hitting the coffee shops and store shelves! And you know what else that means … the illustrious Stephen West has announced his newest, latest and greatest MKAL, Shawlography! Now last year, his Slipstravaganza Shawl broke the record (if there is such a thing) for Number of Stitch Markers Required for a Single Project (54!) so I suppose this year he’s making up for that by requiring Shawlography to use exactly one Stitch Marker.

ONE.

ONE??

ONE STITCH MARKER?

You’re KILLING me, Smalls!

So your favorite stitch marker maker sat herself down and thought about how to create some sort of “project support” for the Shawlography (to help with the topography, so to speak) and here’s what I have for you: The (Mostly) Magnetic MKAL Mix Box O’Notions!

Included in the 3 inch x 3 inch locking box are:

— 1 set of 10 US6/4mm magnetic stitch markers
— 1 set of 5 magnetic Reversa-Clippy movable stitch markers
— 1 set of 3 “What the #$%^&?? Stitch Comes Next?” movable markers: RS (right side), WS (wrong side), and OOPS (for those not-so-happy accidents)
— 1 set of 3 mini crochet hooks on a key ring in sizes 3mm, 4mm, and 5mm
— 1 teeny tiny scissors that despite their teeny tiny size, do really cut and are actually quite sharp!
— 2 tapestry needles for you End Weaving Pleasure (yeah, THAT exists. )

The locking box itself has a magnetic pad at the bottom to keep your magnetic markers in the case more securely! And there’s still room for what ever bits and bobs you may have.

— ALSO ! —

Just in case the Box O’Notions wasn’t enough for you, you can add on your choice of a chain row counter for an extra $20 (regularly $25)! You can choose:

— Knitting on the Dark Side of the Moon — triangular links in size US6/4mm, featuring Pink Floyd prismatic color beads and a rainbow charm, along with a progress keeper featuring a sun charm
— Back on the Square Chain Gang — square links in size US6/4mm, featuring Awesome 1980’s neon colored beads (that GLOW under BLACKLIGHT!), and a progress keeper featuring one chill sheep charm
— The Cat’s in the Cradle Again — cat-shaped links in size US10/6mm, featuring iridescent black beads and a black cat charm, along with a progress keeper featuring a black and gold heart.

All markers and chain row counters are made from hand-coiled copper or steel wire, the glass seed bead is glued over the joint to ensure smooth moving. All stitch markers are shipped in a zipper bag in a padded envelope.

Nickel free.

For Yarn is the Magnet, and My Needles are Steel

  • Purple, blue, pink and green round stitch markers.

“to show the way I feel
(With you I might try) my secrets to reveal
For you are a magnet and I am steel” — Walter Egan, 1977

Yarn has a wonderfully magnetic pull on us fiberistas, and we wouldn’t have it ANY. OTHER. WAY. Until now, all of my stitch markers have been made of colored copper wire, and the thing about copper wire, is that it’s not ferrous — that is, magnetic. But sometimes, you really just want a set of stitch markers that you can casually toss onto a magnet as you’re removing them from a project, or you want a stitch marker that sticks to a magnet when trying to pick them up out of shag carpet (y’all have shag carpet, right??), or you may just want to keep a tin of stitch markers on your fridge. You never know.

These sets of 30 stitch markers are made from iron rings that have been powder coated in an array of colors. The powder coating keeps the metal from rusting, and let’s face it, make the markers look like a basket fulla Peeps. Each ring has a seed bead of Deep Deep Purpley Black glued securely over the join of the rings to keep them snag free on your favorite yarn. Each set comes in its own tin, which not only has a magnet on the inside, but also has a magnet on the outside, so you can attach your tin to all of your kitchen appliances or even the hood or your car, should you feel so… inspired to do so.

The MEDIUM size fits needles up to size US10 / 6mm.
The LITTLE size fits needles up to size US6 / 4mm.

$25 for the set of 30 markers in a tin. BUT! I offer an automatic 15% discount to ALL ORDERS over $16, and I offer FREE SHIPPING on all orders in the domestic United States!

“The Cat’s in the Cradle Again” Chain Row Counter is BACK IN STOCK!

t took a while, and I thank all y’all for your patience. I am happy to report that “The Cat’s in the Cradle Again” Chain Row Counter is BACK IN STOCK in the Etsy Shop! WOOOT!

The cat’s in the cradle with the silver spoon, I hear… just so long as they stay away from my yarn! My cats seem to be quite uninterested in yarn unless it’s rolling about on the floor in front of them, so I keep my working yarn in a “ball bra” or a little drawstring bag. If I leave my knitted piece on a table, it almost instantly becomes a cat bed. I live to serve the felines of the house.

So this thing here is a chain knitting row counter. To use a chain row counter, you slide the ring on the right of the number on the end of your needle to denote your row. The lobster clasp on the end clips to you knitted piece to keep it from falling off. You use the accompanying progress keeper as a marker to denote the “tens” of the row you are on. Pretty simple huh? Well, to make it even more fun, I used “The Internet is Made of Cats” markers instead of your regular old round markers! These markers help stay in place next to a yarn over and look really darned nifty against your knitted piece. Also, you can wear this row counter as a bracelet when not in use! And all the parts are snag-free! What more could you possibly want? I mean, check out that darling little black kitty enameled charm at the end! Oohhh, my precious …

These markers fit needles up to a US10.5 / 6.5mm needle.

All items shipped in a padded envelope. Nickel free.

Spring for some Big Clippy Progress Keepers!

Yank Your Yarn not only has you covered with classic round stitch markers; she also has a lot of Progress Keepers in her shop as well! Bonnie carries her line of “Big Clippy” progress keepers, which are oversized, movable single stitch markers featuring a 21-23mm lobster clasp and a large charm, festooned with coordinating beads. You can use these on the chunkiest of chunky yarns, and since they are moveable, Big Clippies can be used on your Crochet projects, too! Not only that, folks have been wearing a Big Clippy as a pendant, clipped to a purse or a keychain, or even as a zipper pull! Bonnie has a charm for everyone in her Big Clippy Progress Keeper line, from critters to fandoms to outer space!

Back on the Square Chain Gang — Chain Knitting Row Counter

  • A chain row counter.

“We’re back on the train, yeah (ho-ah)
O-oh, back on the chain gang (ho-ah)”

The Pretenders with Chrissie Hynde, yeah! That song was No. 5 back in 1983. It’s not a very happy song, like many of the 1980’s songs, but it had a catchy tune and its was easy to dance to.

So this thing here is a chain knitting row counter. To use a chain row counter, you slide the ring on the right of the number on the end of your needle to denote your row. The lobster clasp on the end clips to you knitted piece to keep it from falling off. You use the accompanying progress keeper as a marker to denote the “tens” of the row you are on. Pretty simple huh? Well, to make it even more fun, I used my “Hip to be Square” markers instead of your regular old round markers! These markers help stay in place next to a yarn over and look really darned nifty against your knitted piece. Also, you can wear this row counter as a bracelet when not in use, and the neon beads glow under UV black light! And all the parts are snag-free! What more could you possibly want?

They also come in three sizes:
US8/5mm
US6/4mm
US3/3mm … great for your sock knitting or lace knitting! The rings are very fine so as not to create bulk between your stitches.