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.

Just toss it already!

decluttering paper bags over a decade and half old
Do you keep stuff long past when you should have? Paper bags are useful, they really truly are.

But at some point it is no longer sensible to keep them. Recognising when to toss them should be easy, right? Right?

Apparently not. Two of these bags have dates on them for 1998 and 1999.

I tossed them all and yet there was a part of me that still said 'Surley you should keep that limited edition Jean Paul Gaultier Valentines Day bag'?

Yeah, I told the voice to go jump and crumpled that bag up first!

Have you kept something for over a decade (and a half) that you should've just thrown out?


  1. I don't think I have anything that's been here that long that I don't have a reason to still have, but this upcoming move has me donating and tossing out a lot of stuff. That's actually what I'm doing today.

    1. Well I guess I wouldn't have kept them quite that long either if I'd looked in my storage room a little more regularly, I used to move quite a bit in my 20's and it really makes you consider what you could be bothered packing. I hope your move goes well!

  2. I keep weird stuff as well! I have so many paper bags and empty makeup containers!

    1. I recently got rid of all the empty makeup containers too!


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