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.

Duck Pile-up

teal duck
ISO 640 | f 6.3 | 1/2000
lens 50-250mm

Comments

  1. Not the easiet capture; well done. Fab details and what happy days for the conquering birds! Thanks for sharing. #FridayPhoto

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    1. I've got a lot more practising to do for bird in flight shots, Mostly I just rely on luck.

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  2. What a great action shot. Love the colours too. #MySundayPhoto

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    1. Thanks Tara. The bright metallics on the wings are pretty spectacular when you get to catch a glimpse of them.

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  3. Wow what an amazing capture that must have been quite hard, Clio lending a helping hand for Coombe Mill

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    1. Thanks Clio :) I love when you tell me it's you =D

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  4. Great action photo, great timing

    Thank you for linking up

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    1. How on earth do you manage to comment every week?

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  5. Wonderful shot - you're managed to freeze the action beautifully!
    Please come share at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/04/bluebird-breakfast.html

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    1. I think I linked up? I hope I did! I've missed a few parties over Easter. Thanks for visiting :)

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  6. It's like they need an air traffic controller! I'm picturing them all yelling at each other, "George I told you to wait until I was clear!" "Fred get out of the way!" "You two better move it, I'm coming in hot!" (I haven't had my coffee yet this morning, so I might be a bit loopy ;)

    thank you for sharing with us again this week!

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    1. *chuckle* I'm always loopy before I've had coffee! I hope to be on time this week, but I'm not making any promises.

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  7. There is a lot of action going on there isn't there :)

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    1. I don't know how it all didn't end in disaster!

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  8. Love the movements! I am always in love with birds in motion shot! #mysundayphoto

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  9. Lots of motion in that shot. Nicely captured.

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