Knitting... stitch holders

I haven't blogged about knitting in a while so it is time. When in Cedar Rapids recently my friend Laurie gave me these darling stitch holders. I assume she got them somewhere on the internet and they came directly from China.

I am sure these are hand painted. I like the Chinese graphic look of the faces. They have such detail... the bunny has an egg painted on one side and a flower on the other.

I am a purist in all the tools I use and only use white stitch markers and now these because they are just so darn cute.