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.

Laughing Kookaburra

Laughing Kookaburra


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  1. Nice shot of a kookaburra - we saw one at a zoo recently and one of the boys got to hold one. He was dead chuffed!

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    1. I'd be pretty chuffed to be able to hold a kookaburra too, but I'm quite thrilled to just have him visit our tree.

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  2. Wow amazing shot you managed to get up real close, Clio lending a helping hand for Coombe Mill

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    1. He very kindly moved closer to have his photo taken. But I did crop the shot.

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  3. Amazing. What a beautiful bird =) #mysundayphoto

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    1. They are usually really hard to spot and well camouflaged, but he stood right out on the power pole - until he hoped into the tree.

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  4. Laugh Kookaburra Laugh! From one Wren to you, I hope you have more great birds in your tree this week!

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    1. When I looked up what sort of Kookaburra he is I was surprised to find he's a 'laughing kookaburra'. I wish we got wrens in our tree!

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kookaburra

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  5. What a remarkable photo, a great capture

    Thank you for linking up

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    1. Thanks Darren, just sheer luck that he came to visit on the day I really needed a Sunday Photo.

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  6. What a beautiful bird! Enjoy the rest of your day.

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    1. The way he kept posing for the camera he certainly thought he was good looking! (if only he understood that lighting was also important)

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  7. we have 2 kookaburras that come to get a bit of steak now and then. cheeky boys- they bang their beaks on the railing to tell me to hurry up! great shot.

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    1. How did you start getting the steak to them? Unfortunately, I don't think my dogs would agree with me giving steak to the birds. Freki considers it his duty to tell them all they are trespassing...unless he's feeling lazy.

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