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.

UFO's Have To Go

I am notorious for not completing projects. Today I did more decluttering and two, yes TWO, UFO's got discarded for good.

I should have got rid of them years ago but it's hard you know? Recently I had a bit of an ah-ha moment about how to declutter incomplete projects and today it really helped.

decluttered unfinished knitting project WIP UFO

This first one was a knitting project I never finished.

It's a synthetic faux angora that is just awful and now it's dirty and tangled as well. Not worth rescuing so it's gone. (Then I remembered to take a photo so I shoved the camera in the bag and took this shot.)

decluttered unfinished sewing project WIP UFO

The second one is the remains of an old project that is done and dusted. It is also a horrible nasty synthetic fabric that I do not ever want to work with again. I could probably make another shirt with the fabric that remains as there are cuffs and sleeves, a pair of bodice fronts with facings, and a collar and lots of fabric scraps, but I don't know where the back is and the fabric is horrid so out it goes. Hurrah!

I don't even want to think about how old both of these are but lets be nice and say it's only been a decade okay? Do you hold onto your UFO's?


  1. oh goodness I have so many ufo's......but I hate to get rid of them. I have chunked a few that were icky cloth or yarn though :)

    1. It's so hard to get through the UFO's isn't it? I'm working through them bit by bit and if I don't like them enough to finish them I'm getting rid of them. It's slowly working!


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