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.

My Sunday Shot 18

ISO 400 | f 5.2 | 1/200
lens 50-250mm | flash used

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  1. Your photos always make me exclaim: "Wow!" Out loud. Another beautiful capture. The light is perfect. #MySundayPhoto

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    1. I think that is the nicest thing anyone has ever said about my photos. Thank you.

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  2. Totally stunning, the contrast with the background colour is perfect.

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    1. Thank you. This was my first time trying to take shots outside in the dark so I'm pretty pleased they worked at all.

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  3. Lovely. Just lovely! I am always scared of flash. In this photo flash really helped a lot. Again can I just say, lovely!!!
    #mysundayphoto

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    1. It was outside in the dark, it was my only option. I'm glad it worked out because I've never tried to do that before.

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  4. I know we're not supposed to use flash with flowers but this looks lovely :)

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    1. Really? I didn't know that rule. It's a night flower and this was around midnight so not a lot of options really.

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    1. Shhh, it's a secret but I'm going to to show the fully open shot on Wednesday.

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  6. This is so delicate, the lighting is amazing

    Thank you for linking up

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    1. Thanks Darren, I quite chuffed you think so :)

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  7. That is so beautiful. Great shot. I am jonesing for spring...there it is!

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    1. I'm pleased it makes you think of spring because we're actually coming into autumn here.

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  8. Wow, a wonderful macro-shot.
    I like the water drops on the blossom !
    Greetings from germany , look here please to my post

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    1. Thanks Jutta! I was a bit worried about the camera getting wet, but I managed to dodge most of the rain.

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  9. So lovely! That's a great macro shot.
    Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/03/visiting-saint-kitts.html

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    1. It's easy to take a pretty shot when you have a pretty subject :)

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