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.

31 Things In 31 Days Decluttering Challenge - Day 1 - Duplicates

31 things in 31 days. My plan is to declutter my sewing room 1 thing at a time.

It's October and that signals the start of the 31 days challenge.

And as much as I would like to participate I need to be realistic, I don't think I'd actually manage the full 31 days.

Emily of My Love for Words is going to do a 31 days of decluttering challenge this month. I don't think I'll keep up with that either, although I should at least make the attempt.

What I AM going to do is 31 things, 31 sewing room things and I will share them with you throughout October, just not everyday.

I'm kicking off with something easy.

Lint rollers.

I've got one.

Or maybe two.

Okay! I've got three!

Lint rollers are really useful right? Especially when you've got pets. They're also great for picking up lots of little bits of thread off your project when sewing.

I can easily justify owning more then one, one for using at the ironing board and one for the cutting table or the laundry or my wardrobe, depending on where it is most needed at any given time.

But just how many is too many? I think I used to have four or five and one even lived in my handbag.

Really, I can do quite well with just the two, after all this empty one has been empty for a long, looong time now.

I almost put that extra one in the donation box, and then at the last minute I realised it should just go in the recycling. That was easy. And if I ever need another its not like lint rollers are a difficult item to procure.

Yay for one less thing in the sewing room!

Follow my progress in the 31 Things in 31 Days Challenge.


  1. Yay for you, Stella! I'm so proud of you!!
    I'm Purpleslob, and I approve this message.

    1. Thanks Purpleslob! Would you believe I've actually found another of these since yesterday afternoon? *crazy*

  2. Stella, I've nominated you for a Sunshine Award!

  3. I'm with you - the idea of doing anything for 31 consecutive days seems overwhelming! 31 things from your sewing room in 31 days definitely seems do-able. Good for you in setting limits.

    1. Boundaries of any sort seem to help me focus and find ways to get creative and achieve within those limits.

  4. Hi Stella, I think it must be the time of year to declutter. I know our house is in desperate need of a tidy/declutter and I think I'm going to have to take a leaf out of your book and tackle on job at a time.

    Nothing wrong with collecting those handy little lint rollers. If I go through our drawers I'm sure there will be more than one there too!


    1. It's been 'that time of year' here for at least a year ;p hahaha that's why I'm having to focus on duplicates and more ways of reducing stuff. I have to get it down to what will fit in our home. Every little bit makes a difference though so I hope you find a few things here and there to pare back on. :o)


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