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.

Smell the Roses


Fallen Soldiers Names on the Memorial

Throughout history the 11th November has been a day with some pretty memorable events:

  • Popes elected,
  • treaties signed,
  • invasion fleets sailed, 
  • laws for compulsory school attendance passed, 
  • Ned Kelly hung, 
  • Washington officially became an American state, 
  • Poland declared independence, 
  • new altitude record set, 
  • spacecrafts have launched, and
  • Republics declared. 
However in Commonwealth countries the 11th of November is most noted for the end of World War I and is referred to as Remembrance Day.

Whether or not you stop at the 11th minute of the 11th hour of the 11th day in remembrance of the soldiers who died in the line of duty, take a moment to stop and smell the roses, for those soldiers were fighting so that today we are free to appreciate the aroma of roses.

flower and poppy tributes at the foot of the memorial


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