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.

Thornbill

Thornbill
 ISO 2000 | f 6.3 | 1/2000
lens 55-250mm



Thornbill
 ISO 2000 | f 6.3 | 1/2000
lens 55-250mm

Comments

  1. Marvelous photography. I struggle to capture good bird shots.
    Please come visit my Wordless linkup at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/04/french-corner-bakery.html

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    1. Practice, lots and lots of practice and even more patience.

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  2. I love how sharp his (her?) eye is! They are such delicate creatures.

    Thank you for joining us again this week for Photo Friday!

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    1. I have no idea if it's a male or female or even what type of thornbill it is. It's the first time I've ever managed to capture one in flight though.

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  3. Avian subjects are some of my favorites. :) These are great shots - perching birds are the hardest for me to photograph, with their quick little movements!

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    1. You need fast shutter speed and lots of luck!

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  4. Great photographs, especially the action shot. #AnimalTales

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    1. Thanks Ian. It's my first success on getting a small bird in flight.

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  5. What lovely captures! I only manage to take photos of birds from afar, but then again, I only have a point and shoot camera :) #animaltales.

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    1. It's had to get birds without a zoom lens.

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  6. Two really fantastic images. Superb.

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    1. It's nice of you to say so. You take truly lovely shots yourself.

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  7. Always a fantastic capture from you! #AnimalTales

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  8. Great picture! Love the detail of the open wing feathers.

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    1. I wish it had been a bit sharper. Fingers crossed for next time.

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  9. Lovely shots and I love seeing birds from around the world. Are thornbirds common birds?
    Thank you for adding a totally new (to me) bird to #AnimalTales

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    1. Yes they're everywhere here, but it's hard to tell them apart from lots of other small brown birds unless you can get a photo to see the details. (well for me it is) I do feel like I was cheating a bit linking this up to Animal Tales this week, I thought I had an animal post to share but then I couldn't find it..

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  10. The Mother says - Fab photography. These birds in flight look amazing. #animaltales

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  11. Beautiful photography - so crisp and clean I almost feel the feathers!
    Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/05/the-bubble-man.html

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  12. Amazing capture! I love the first photo because of the movement and I can see the detail on his wings. #wwwblp

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    1. I was quite surprised when the wings weren't a complete blur, the shot was in the shadows and I wasn't game to increase the shutter speed any more then that.

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