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.

It is better to have loved


Yesterday morning was a trip to the vet for a suspected bowl compaction. X-rays confirmed this. 


They also showed up a far more serious problem. Beautiful Sacha's diagnosis was not good and a difficult decision had to be made. 

It is the hardest thing to be responsible for another life, but at 15 and half I chose not to put Sacha through chemotherapy. 

Sacha now now permanently resides under her favourite bush. 

I am taking a blogging break for a few days and will be back next week. 







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  1. oh so sorry Stella! Much love and warm thoughts your way.

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    1. Thanks Millie. I can't tell you how much this meant to me that day.

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    1. I needed that hug. Thank for being so supportive and keeping TUT going when I dropped the ball.

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  3. Oh my... that is one hard decision to make... so sorry that you had to. Such a beautiful cat.

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    1. She was ever so pretty. It was those blue eyes.

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  4. Oh my... that is one hard decision to make... so sorry that you had to. Such a beautiful cat.

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    1. You should have seen her in her hay day!

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  5. oh what a beautiful darling! so sorry to hear about your loss. so very sad when a pet dies. i still think of all my little cherubs that have passed on. we have 2 dogs buried in the back yard under the trees. not sure it is legal but who cares?

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    1. Well the Vet asked if we wanted to bring her home so I'm assuming it is legal here.

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  6. I'm so sorry to hear that! That is a really tough decision :(

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  7. Oh I am so sorry to read this and I am so glad she is at peace now. She may be gone but she leaves many happy memories that will never go away. Take care x
    #AnimalTales

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    1. Thank you Rosie. You and Saari take care too x

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  8. I'm so sorry. I know the heartache all too well. Sasha was a beautiful cat, and I'm sure you gave her a long, wonderful life. Big Internet hugs to you.

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    1. It's still hard to come back and check the comments, so your hug is very welcome. Thank you.

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  9. What a beautiful puss and so sorry for your loss, I hope you have lots of happy memories of her. We lost one of our cats in 2012 and she was only 1, it's heartbreaking to lose a pet xx #animaltales

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    1. It is always hard, but I wouldn't have it any other way.

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  10. such a beautiful cat and such a hard decision to make

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    1. It's never easy, but there was no question as to if it was the right decision or not.

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  11. So sorry to read your sad news. Sacha looks like she was a very pretty pusscat. My brother and his wife had to make this same awfully difficult decision early this morning. Sending love x

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    1. Thank you Lisa. I'm sorry to be responding so late. It was hard to reply to everyone and I needed a bit of time. I'm sorry to hear about your brother's pet too.

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  13. So sorry. We had to do the same for our 15-and-a-half-year-old Sasha almost a year ago (bowel cancer). She's buried in the sunny spot in the garden under a miniature red rose bush our neighbour gave us.

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    1. It's still hard for me to come back and see this post. I bet that rose bush of yours is all the brighter with Sasha's memories shining through.

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