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.

Bushfire Season's Blazing Start

Back burning is vital to limiting the extent of damage caused by bush fires
I was intending to bring you a crochet pattern today in tribute to those lost in the Paris attacks. I couldn't bring myself to do so after the events of this morning.

At least four people have lost their lives in a huge bushfire that is still raging as I type this.


Reports are continually changing and the full damage of the fires will not be known until the fires are under control.

Thousands, possibly hundreds of thousands of hectares of farming land has gone up in smoke along with it's crops and livestock.

It is a very sad start to our bushfire season.

These photos show smoke resulting from back burning. I took them from the car as we drove home on the same day we went on a river walk.  Back burning is vital to limiting the extent of damage caused by bush fires just like the one that is blazing through Esperance right now.

Back burning is vital to limiting the extent of damage caused by bush fires


Comments

  1. Nature has been too angry lately. I am sad for the animal lives and really sorry for the four people that died. Let's hope, no one else gets hurt. There isn't much to say with sad incidents like these... :/

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    1. There are no words that suffice in situations like these. I don't know if the cattle were beef or milk cows or what other sorts of farms were effected, but we do export a lot of our produce so it could have an impact on a wider scale then is immediately obvious. Thank you for stopping and commenting. I guess I really posted this as an explanation for not posting.

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  2. Oh no, Stella! How horrible. My prayers for comfort for the families who lost loved ones.

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    1. It is just awful. This morning they have released the names of those lost, farmer and family man Kim Curnow drove from home to home urging everyone to evacuate but did not make it out himself. Julia, a 19-year-old woman from Germany, Norwegian woman Anna and 31-year-old Briton Tom are the other unfortunates to not have escaped.

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  3. If only the world could be perfect and such things never happen... My heart goes out to those lost and their families. May you and yours stay safe.

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    1. It's a few hours from us, so we're not in any danger, but thank you for wishing us safe. It's been such a terrible week for the world. Let's hope next week brings better news.

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