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.

Wrong lens? Who cares!

praying mantis
It's such a gorgeous spring day today I couldn't settle into writing at the computer so I grabbed the camera and enjoyed a sunbeam. Sunday I'll share some shots that are real treasures.
This cute little praying mantis put on a real show for me. Of course I had the wrong lens on the camera and so most of the shots just didn't work out, but I rather like this one.

crow
Crows are usually quite vocal about their presence, but this one was strangely quite.

hoverfly
This little hoverfly was doing his best bee impersonation. I'm happy to have him pollinating my vege-patch.

turtle dove

It's getting close to breading season, I wonder if this little dove was looking for a good nesting spot? She was certainly taking a good look at us and the backyard. Isn't she just the prettiest colours?  Soft pinks and bronzes and grey-blue.

All these shots were taken using my 55mm-250mm lens.

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