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.

Why is it so hard to throw out?

You would think that once you've decided you don't want something any more you would just throw it out.

But it isn't always that simple.

fish tank

Out in the driveway is an old car battery that has to be taken to a hazardous waste facility.

In the shed is a gas bottle that has to be degassed before it can be taken to the proper gas bottle recycling place.

There is hard rubbish (broken white goods / furniture) to be collected by the council during their hard rubbish collection, but that is only collected once every year and a half.

I can't add the concrete encrusted pole supports to hard rubbish or normal rubbish, it has to go the correct waste and recycling centre.

And there is the old guppy fish tank. I don't even know where we're allowed to take that but I'm not allowed to put anything glass out for hard rubbish, and it's too big for recycling and might not even be the right sort of glass for recycling.

You used to be able to take used fluorescent light globes to our local hardware shop for recycling. By the time I remembered to put them in the car and took them to the store they had ceased the recycling service.

There's rules for old computer parts and mobile phones too I think.

Why is it so hard to get rid of rubbish these days? No wonder I have too much stuff, sometimes it's actually easier to keep useless stuff then get rid of it.


  1. Amen! Sometimes I wonder if it's even possible to get rid of the stuff in my garage?
    Deborah from MommyCrusader.com

    1. It's crazy right? I think I'll think extra hard in the future about how hard it will be to get rid of stuff before I buy it. Good luck with your garage!

  2. I am so thankful it isn't as difficult to get rid of the rubbish here! Thanks for sharing on Monday Madness link party :)

    1. It's nice to know the council cares about the planet but it does make it difficult sometimes.

  3. IKR??!!That's a shame that it's just easier to keep it, than throw away. That definitely adds to the paralysis.
    I'm so enjoying my leisurely ramble around your blog today. Just going to clutter category, and reading them all in the order they come up.
    See ya later!

    1. It does add the paralysis. We did eventually manage to get a lot of it gone...but that's another post. Enjoy yourself! I'll do my best to keep up with you ;0)


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