The fox has got it ...

... the green yarn that does wonders at holding parked stitches, making stitch markers and all around magic want to fabulous projects ... found it at the little antique shop just downstairs ... and there's a second one on the wall just beside it ... nothing dispensing there yet ... these little pottery items were made to hold garden string I suppose but it works brilliantly for the green yarn ... that's a whole other story for another day perhaps ... on to more knitting of the 8-ball sweater ...