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.

Hold Onto Your Nuts!

Loose nuts? How to hold onto your nuts

It's annoying when I go to open a drawer and the draw-pull ends up in my hand instead of the drawer actually opening. It's no big deal I just fanangle the drawer open and screw the silly nut back on, but that doesn't make it any less annoying.

I grumbled to hubby about it 'Surely there's some way to stop these stupid nuts from coming loose and falling off!'

His reply was, 'Yeah, there's even a special product designed exactly for that.'

I gave him the "Well, why didn't you say so earlier" look and suggested that perhaps we should get some.

So we got some of the purpose made hold your nuts on stuff.

It sat in the cupboard for a little while...well okay, more like a month or two, but really that's pretty good for around here considering the endless amount of things that need fixing.

I wasn't looking forward to having to empty all of our clothes out of those loose-nut drawers to put the few drops of sticky stuff onto every screwy nut combo.

There was my chest of drawers and hubby's chest of drawers, the two bedside tables and my lingerie cabinet. Some drawers have two draw pulls each, a total of 32 draw pulls, 64 parts that need to have a few drops of sticky stuff squeezed on them. Fun.

I'd like to swap the pulls for some vintage looking knobs one day, but until then I'd just be happy with the nuts where they're supposed to.

To use this stuff you take the nut off and squeeze some onto the bolt, or in this case, the drawer handle thread.

Loose nuts? How to hold onto your nuts

Then you squeeze some into the thread inside the nut.

Loose nuts? How to hold onto your nuts

Screw the nut on and your done.

Loose nuts? How to hold onto your nuts

The instant I tried to use it I was glad I'd put gloves on because it got everywhere.

While they were empty I also took the opportunity to treat the drawers for moths and silverfish. I turned each drawer over and sprayed the underside with surface spray. I wouldn't normally do this step but we've both found an odd hole in our clothes lately and it's that time of year where they start to show up, and I'm not emptying all those drawers out again in hurry.


  1. At first I was really worried about your food supply! Lol Thank goodness it was only drawer pulls!


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