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.

Procrastination - the great motivator

Today is a momentous day.

Decluttering boots....finally!

I decluttered my first pair of boots.

It's possible they're vintage, I've had them for about 15 years and they were quite old when they came into my possession. It matters not. I won't wear them again. My feet won't let me.

It's time for someone else to have them.

Decluttering boots....finally! broken boots

Oh, but hang on they're broken.

I'd forgot the zip had died. I recall being quite annoyed about that at the time it happened as I'd just paid to have the heels repaired...again. Perhaps it's time they just went in the bin.

broken boot zip

What inspired this sudden desire to say goodbye to boots when I haven't been able to bring myself to do it earlier?


Yes, procrastination turns out to be a great motivator for doing something other then what I should be doing. What I should be doing is figuring out the sewing room.

But I consider letting go of a pair of boots to be a fine start! I mean they are boots after all. Boots I tell you. BOOTS!!! Not just shoes, boooots!


  1. lovely boots and you know, your feet and closet space will thank you. Now get into that sewing room!

  2. BOOTS you say?? How brave and strong you are to get rid of BOOTS!! YAya you!!
    But, don't let that victory let you rest on your laurels!
    Like Crochet Hooks said, get in there, girly!! You can do it!!
    We're all rooting for you!!

  3. Congratulations on letting the boots go... it is a fine start and we are all here to cheer you on!! Close your eyes for a moment and imagine a finished sewing room... Now off to work!!

  4. I remember always getting the sudden urge to clean my room when I had a paper to write in school..procrastination is indeed a great motivator! And good for you! Getting rid of boots is really hard to do. I recently tried but I didn't get that garbage bag out of the house quick enough! Maybe next time :P


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