Knit or not?
Instead, I present my foray into making stitch markers. This was motivated partly by owning a string of gorgeous green lizardite beads, bought at a bead show that I went to with a beading friend, many years ago. Rock! Pretty! Had to have! Of course nothing was ever done with these, since I don't bead. But now I have enough tools and doo-dads (not to mention two more strings, of different shades of jasper) to produce stitch markers. The more recent motivation was for the finish of Knitty SP4, to get them off to my SP. You said you had a guess as to who I am, so if you receive these in your package, you were right! I actually made six sets, only two are pictured.
The ones with multiple links are for counting rows between increases and decreases. You start at the white end, and increment every row (1-6 rows between activities) or every two rows (7-12 rows between activities). I got the idea from String or Nothing, but upon showing my creation around I've been told it is common to use yarn tied into multiple loops in a similar manner.