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.

Old Fashioned Goodness

For those with a lactose intolerance there was rejoicing when lactose free milk became available in Australian supermarkets, even if it was only available in UHT.

Shopping is difficult enough without having to get multiple milk types so when one family member has an intolerance it's easier to buy only lactose free milk.

I remember real milk from my childhood where milk had cream on top.

Do you remember that indulgent bit of cream at the top of the milk bottle?

Do you remember that indulgent bit of cream at the top of the milk bottle?

It was a little treat for whoever got to open the milk bottle first. A nearly forgotten little embellishment to daily life that seemed to have fallen by the way-side with so many other things in this modern world.

There's been a resurgence of old fashioned food products hitting the shelves and milk that hasn't been homogenised is one of them. But it's not something we've had here in our lactose free milk house.

So you can imagine the excitement at finding this in the fridge, old fashioned milk. LACTOSE FREE old fashioned, cream on the top non-homogenised goodness. Or maybe you can't imagine being excited over milk, but we were.

Do you remember that indulgent bit of cream at the top of the milk bottle?

Some Grumpy Farmer also wanted lactose free glorious real milk it seems. So I just want to take this opportunity to say; 'Thank you Grumpy Farmer for purfylling my everyday in this nearly forgotten little way.'

What sort of milk do you have in your house?

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post, the only compensation for writing this post was the pleasure of drinking a glass of this goodness while I wrote it. Okay, it was a cup. A cup of yummy full cream milk. I don't even know if the Grumpy Farmer will read this when I try to tag him on Facebook. 


  1. Haha - Grumpy Farmer - such a funny name! What a great solution for those of us that are lactose intolerant! Thank you for sharing.


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