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 25

ISO 100 | f 5.6 | 1/320
lens 55-250mm

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  1. Chillies - yum - I always grow several plants including some really hot ones. We like chillies!

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    1. We are getting our garden back up and running this year, we kind of gave up after the dogs trashed it a few times, chilli's were high on the list of getting it planted early.

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  2. I love the vibrant colour, are these going to be hot ones?

    Thank you for linking up

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    1. These are fairly small chilli's and the general rule is the smaller the chilli the hotter it is. I don't know how true that is but these certainly seem to pack a punch.

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  3. Looks like they're growing well

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    1. They are! But we can't take credit for them growing so well. We bought the plant with chillis ripe and ready to go about 2 weeks ago. Shh don't tell anyone our secret to growing success.

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  4. Peppers! Yum! Love how gardening covers all the bases as a hobby: soothes the soul, provides sustenance, helps the environment, and is a creative source to draw from. :)

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    1. I never thought of gardening that way before. You are so right!

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  5. I love your blog! I'm just starting to get started actually learning to use my DSLR and will definitely follow you! I love the tip about learning ISO, f-stop, and AV. I just get stuck every time I try and figure all of the settings out and end up back in one of the auto modes.
    Love the beautiful contrast of color on these chilis.

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    1. Thank you for your lovely feed back. If you ever need some help with your DSLR feel free to ask! I just found it so hard at first with my DSLR trying to separate out the ISO, f-stop and AV concepts that I just had to write the explanation I wish I'd been able to use to get me started. I hope you'll be able to give the auto mode the boot!

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  6. Who'd have thought peppers were so pretty! Awesome shot. Thanks for your comment on my new meme Vintage Beauty. It will definitely start this Thursday at midnight NZ time and will be open for a week. Hope to see you there!

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  7. What a fantastic photo! It looks like they are growing well x

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    1. Today they look a bit deflated. I wonder what I'm doing wrong. The ground seems moist enough :/

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  8. Love the light and the colors! #MySundayPhoto

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    1. I love that bright red in amongst all that green too.

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  9. Hot stuff! Hot taste, hot colors, great shot!
    Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/05/textures.html

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  10. I love the color and spice that peppers bring to a garden or porch. You've done a great job with this photo. Love it!

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

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