My sister and sister-in-law both asked for ten of my crocheted bookmarks they could have on hand to give as gifts throughout the year. I have had a stash of the original shell pattern that were tail-tucked and blocked only awaiting their ribbons. So I got them and the ribbons out this evening and chose colors and color combos.
My stash of sans ribbon bookmarks has dropped significantly since its onetime high. I once tried to keep three in every color and type of thread I had but after the last major addition to my thread pallet I never did get around to making up those for the stash because by then I had added new stitches and patterns to my repertoire and never looked back.
But this original pattern is simple and quick and easy to store without the ribbons in and I would like to build up that stash of all-but-ready bookmarks that I can dip into on short notice for gifts as I've been doing for over a year now. So besides replacing the ones in the colors I used as gifts or given to my sister to use as gifts and making the three in the 20 or so colors I've added to the palette since I stopped adding to the stash, I need to make close to a hundred.