Since I started knitting, I had to make some handmade needles and stitch markers. I am pretty happy how they turned out. Now I am proud owner of DPN's (2,5 mm and 3.5 mm) and straits (also 2,5m and 3.5 mm). I made them in various lengths so I can easily knit socks with the short ones and long ones for bigger projects.
I have been using this tutorial mainly as a guide to making my own personal needles. I have been really lucky to find the wood in the local stores. These sticks are actually for barbeque and they are already sharpened.
Here you can see my short needles in action. I told you before that I am addicted to sock knitting. It is summer here and it’s very hot, so you can imagine how far my addiction goes.
Also, I made a lot of stitch markers and started giving them away as presents at Ravelry’s RAK group. These are those that I am keeping for myself.