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.

Gallah's

Gallahs



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  1. Whoo these are sweet, lovely colours :)

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    1. I tried for a shot of them cuddling but it didn't turn out. They are such romantics!

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  2. What sweet birds, I love the colour of their crests!

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    1. The crests are a fabulous shade aren't they? What would you call it...salmon?

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  3. great galahs. are you in australia? if not, just wondering what australian native birds are doing there? :))

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    1. Yes Sherry, I'm in WA :o) These guys like to hang out on the power poles over our back fence. Are you an Aussie too?

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  4. Love the colours and they look high up so great spot

    Thank you for linking up

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    1. I cropped the shot so you could actually see more then just a couple of splotches sitting on the power lines. It's not a shot I could normally get because of the sun but the rainy overcast day gave me the chance. Oh for a longer lens!

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  5. What beautiful colours those birds are :)

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    1. They are particularly bright at this time of year (mating season).

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  6. Aww! They are very cute! What lovely colours x

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    1. They are often called 'Pink and Grey's' because it's the pretty colours everyone remembers.

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  7. Their colors are lovely against the gray/gloomy background =) #mysundayphoto

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    1. Grey birds on a grey background, I wondered if it was all too much, I'm glad you think it worked ;o)

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  8. Those are beautiful. Where did you see them?

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    1. They are very common where I live, these were on the power lines just out my back fence.

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  9. Are they wild birds? Would love to know more about them x

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    1. This pair is wild. They are also great pets and are very smart. During the year they're usually not as brightly pink as they are in this shot, it's mating season a the moment and they really turn the colours up to look as attractive as possible.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galah

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  10. What beautiful birds, I was going to ask what they were, but I see from the comments they are Galahs!

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    1. We see them so often here I forget how very pretty I thought they were the first time I saw them.

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  11. They are so gorgeous, Stella!!

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