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.

Mr Pee-Wee

peewee
ISO 1000 | f 5.6 | 1/2000
lens 55-250mm 


I just realised I've been referencing my long zoom lens as a 50-250mm but's it's really a 55-250mm.

Read through the comments to learn more about Mr Pee-Wee.

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    1. I thought it was very nice of him to wait to have his photo taken.

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  2. hey check that fella out! great shot

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    1. Carpark luck shot with fast shutter speed :o)

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  4. Goodness, what is it? Very pretty whatever it is and what long legs.

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    1. He's a peewee. They've been misclassified for years until modern DNA testing. Wikipedia says '.... was traditionally placed somewhere in-between the mud nest builders and the currawong family (both of which look rather similar) but, in the light of modern DNA studies, is now grouped with the monarch flycatchers.'

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  5. Fab capture - what sort of bird is it? Is it an Australian magpie?

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    1. It's a peewee or magpie lark, they aren't actually a lark or a magpie - go figure. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magpie-lark

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    1. I was very pleased he let me take his photo.

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  7. Fantastic photo! That is so pretty x

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    1. He is pretty isn't he? The girls don't have those fantastic eyebrows.

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  8. What a great clear photo

    Thank you for linking up

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    1. Thanks for stopping I by. I know your week has been pretty hectic.

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  9. a wonderful clear shot. Do you know what bird it is?
    #mysundayphoto

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    1. I've always known it as a peewee. According to Wikipedia 'It has many common names, including peewit, peewee, mudlark (in Victoria), and Murray magpie. It was known as yilimbirraa among the Yindjibarndi people of the central and western Pilbara'

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  10. Wow so clear! I want to take photos of birds but they are a hard subject! #MySundayPhoto

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    1. It helps when they hang out on the ground at the carpark and are so used to humans you can almost reach out and touch them! (That and fast shutterspeed)

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  11. Amazingly beautiful photo! I am just not quick enough yet to get fantastic shots of birds like that. Thanks for sharing!!

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    1. The secret is fast shutter speed and birds that aren't too shy.

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  12. That is a great clear shot of that bird.

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  13. I've never seen a bird like that - he's really beautiful, and your photo is so sharp - it looks like he's right beside the lens!
    Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/03/the-beautiful-almond-tree.html

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    1. He just about was right beside the lens. 2 meters (a couple of yards) maybe. He was very obliging. Peewees are very common in urban areas here. Totally unremarkable to a local :o)

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  14. i love magpie larks. they have such a great song. such a good shot you have taken:)

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    1. Thanks Sherry, I'll have to get a girl next time :)

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