First off, does any one know of a stitch dictionary which is specifically designed for those of us who knit in the round? The standard stitch dictionaries are for flat knittners and require translation for circular application. I would love a comprehensive stitch dictionary for round knitters.
Secondly, I have found joy at last in my quest for the perfect stitch marker. I don't like dangly markers, and the ring types I have tried are either cheap plastic which fall apart, or over-priced hand made jobbies which also fall apart. I bought a variety pack of copper washers a while back and found the 3/8 interior diameter size to be ideal for all needle sizes. These washers are thin, and have a narrow ring as opposed to the usual ones found at the hardware store (which are too thick and cumbersome). I needed more, but could not find them; however in my search I discovered another washer of the same size and type called a "crush washer", apparently a specialty item from the drag racing world (no, not THAT drag). I ordered them from Dennis Kirk co. online and am thoroughly delighted. They are not cheap: $4.95 for a ten-pack. But they are a light metal which will not break in normal use. I have painted them in various colors for projects with more than one pattern etc. For those who are as fussy as I am (or obsessed) with the subject of stitch markers, you may want to give these a try. Possibly you will find them at an auto parts store and not have to order them online.