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.

Butcherbird

butcherbird
ISO Auto - 640 | f 5.6 | 1/320
lens 50-250mm | focal length 250mm

Comments

  1. Fabulous picture! I can never take pics of birds. He looks rather thoughtful!

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    1. I'm sure I could have gotten a better shot if I'd had time to check my settings, but he was there and gone in no time at all.

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  2. Great picture! I wonder what he was thinking.
    The background is really interesting, too. I wonder what settings you used to achieve this slightly blurred look, emphasising the bird.

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  3. Thanks Rossi. It's the f-stop that gives you the blurry background (or bokeh - pronounced bok-ee) I wrote this post to try to explain it for us non-photographers http://purfylle.blogspot.com/2014/12/where-to-start-with-dslr-camera.html
    scrolls down to the bits on f-stop and aperture value

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  4. What a fabulous photo. I'm so glad spring is coming back. Thanks for the photo that reminds me of spring.
    MommyCrusader.com

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  5. Fabulous capture! I love that you can also see that it's carrying something in its mouth - perhaps getting ready for nest building? Is it a Hooded Crow?

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    1. I think he came looking for some snacks of the 8 legged variety in our patio. He is a butcher bird.

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  6. Brilliant capture, I can never get a good bird photo

    Thank you for linking up

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    1. It helps when they hang out in your patio long enough to take a shot :o)

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  7. Great photo. Loving the detail. Stopping by from #mysundayphoto

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  8. fab photo, I love birds, we have so many here!

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  9. Amazing capture! Its so hard for me to get a photo of birds as they never stay still. =) #mysundayphoto

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    1. They are certainly challenging! A faster shutter speed and a bit of luck helps.

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  10. The details on this capture is amazing! You can still see something that's on his beak - dinner, perhaps?!
    Beautiful
    #SundayPhoto

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    1. Yes, I think there is a bit of a snack there, but he does have a hooked beak which is mostly what can be seen.

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  11. i know butcher birds are ruthless killers but i do love them anyway. this grey backed is so cute. we have them come flying in for a feed of mince which they love. great snap!

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  12. Great pic!! Are those tiny feet sticking outta his mouth?? Or is that his tongue??

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