Which Stitch Markers Are Best

When I first took up crochet I didn't have any stitch markers, I didn't even know stitch markers existed. It wasn't long before I knew about them and I learnt the value of using stitch markers, aka stitch savers. That first frustrating experience of when a project accidentally unravels because there's nothing holding onto the stitch to stop it coming undone or your crochet circle grows in ways it isn't supposed to and the worth of this tiny tool became obvious very quickly. But there are so many styles of stitch marker to choose from, locking, circle, coil-less, plastic, safety pins, thread, 3D printed... does it really make a difference which one you use? Is it just how pretty they are? I walk you through a dozen different stitch markers from items you have lying around your home to the fancy artisan styles. I share with you what features to look for and those that don't really hold up to the task.

Celebrating our 'First' September

You know those days where you feel like you might have bitten off more then you can chew?

It's felt a bit like that around here this month, but it's been so worth it! 

Purfylle is now on Pinterest! It's so easy to lose yourself pining all the things. 

Purfylle also has a Facebook page. Squeeee!! There's a bit to learn about managing a page but I'm finding my feet. I'd love for you to pop in and say hello!

September has been a big month of 'firsts'.

  • My first guest post which was a great learning experience.
  • Partying hard at my first Linky Party's, which are a lot of fun, full of inspiration and some really lovely bloggers. 
  • Sharing my first (for the blog) recipe.
  • Undertaking my first challenge. Perhaps you did too?
  • Completing the first (long awaited) bobbin lace caul.
  • Adding the Pin-it button for pictures - hover over a picture with your mouse and it should be right there in the top left hand corner, click and pin(terest) to your hearts content!
  • Did you notice? Up there in the top right, a suite of social media buttons! Another first for the blog. Now you can link to Purfylle the way that suits you the best with a click of the mouse, so much easier.
  • I also shared my first costume memory.
Now that's all underway I should be able to focus on sharing some more projects with you. 

Stay tuned for the next Maintenance Monthly post in October.

I'll be sharing more Incomplete Projects and discussing if they should be classified as a WIP or UFO.

Here's a sneak preview...
incomplete project sneak peak
Yes, that is super hard to photograph counter change fabric in green with a pink undertone.

There's been some behind the scenes stuff too, starting an editorial calendar, adding the logo to images, figuring out how to respond to comments as Purfylle, and listing Purfylle as the author on posts.

Turning off that nasty captcha thing (which I was sure I had already removed before) and fixing links that weren't opening in a new tab, (feel free to leave me a note if this happens to you and I'll fix it.)

And I've added a little note to anyone leaving a comment, see, just down there.

What was new for you in September? Perhaps you learnt how to do something new, had a new experience, tried a new recipe or met some great people. Share your 'news' in the comments.

Stella Lee


  1. Wow! You have been a busy bee this month! Keep up the good work. I can't wait to see some of your projects!! :)

  2. wow that is a lot of firsts, hope you have the time to keep up with it all

    1. There never seems to be enough time! Even a year later.

  3. Wow!! sorry, that's been done before. Amazing! Congrats on all your firsts!! Thanks for turning off the captcha!!! That was soooo annoying!!
    And all the other stuff is good too. ;)

    1. Yeah, it was pretty cool to look back and read all about what was new to me last year. I was going to do one for this year too but it's 30 Sept already and I haven't gotten around to it. o_0


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