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.

Finding Beauty Through The Lens

paper bark tree

We went for a walk along a river we don't often go to called the Canning River. It was a hot day and any wildlife were hiding wherever it is they hide to get away from the mid-day sun.

Casurina aka river oak

foot bridge

Canning river

billabong

the small waterfall aids in oxygenating the river

black ducks

I'd like to see more of these! The Swan River Trust also looks after the Canning river.

Eucalyptus

It wasn't looking to be as exciting and beautiful a walk as we had hoped for but the funny thing about looking at the world through a camera lens is that you see things differently from what you see when you're just walking around. Suddenly all the beauty becomes apparent everywhere you look. It takes time with a camera for this little bit of magic to show itself. It takes time for your eyes to develop the right way of seeing. It's worth taking the time. Does your camera change how you see the world?


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  1. Trees are indeed very beautiful especially in the right light, great photos

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    1. Trees are a little bit magical I think, they are different every where you go too.

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  2. It certainly does change my view.
    I've been pointing out various things to my family on a regular basis. Things that they just wouldn't have seen and it's quite rewarding when they now point something out to me!
    I adore trees and your photo's are a great collection.
    Enjoy your Sunday

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    1. I think that is the best thing about photography, seeing all these little things, but being able to share them is even better.

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  3. Beautiful photos, it's hard to pick a favourite. Trees make such an interesting subject

    Thank you for linking up

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    1. I thought you might all be sick of the birds and enjoy a bit of scenery for a change.

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  4. Serene countryside, so soothing for the soul!
    Melinda

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    1. It truly is good for the soul. I don't think I would survive if I lived too far away from a bit of nature.

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  5. Stunning scenery. I want to go on this walk! You are right, sometimes scenery looks very different through a lens. #MySUndayPhoto

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    1. It's a nice enough walk but I've got a few others I'd recommend first.

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  6. Beautiful photos, a walk along the river is always so relaxing. Thank you for your kind words too! - Tasha

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    1. We are so lucky to have a river close by for regular relaxing walks, this river however is a far way from us and we'd never been before. It was lovely to see a river that was so different from our local one.

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  7. This river gives my chills. I love how twisted the trees are. They gave me that churning and turning in my stomach feelings. Great photos. :)

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    1. I'm so used to the crazy way our trees grow I forget what they could look like to others.

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  8. What creepy looking trees! Very beautiful but still a bit scary looking with all their twisted branches! #MySundayPhoto

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    1. So lucky I got this post up around Halloween then!

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  9. Great series of images, love all the twisty trees

    mollyxxx

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  10. Looks like a great spot for a quite day of fishing. Very nice shots!

    I see things I normally wouldn't notice when I have a camera in hand. Not only that... I often find even more when reviewing the photos. A glint of light or a shadow can add character that's lost with the eyes.

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  11. Looks like a great spot for a quite day of fishing. Very nice shots!

    I see things I normally wouldn't notice when I have a camera in hand. Not only that... I often find even more when reviewing the photos. A glint of light or a shadow can add character that's lost with the eyes.

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    1. I think it's the framing and removal of all the distraction of the rest of the world that allows us to see more when reviewing. Or maybe it's just being able to take the time.

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  12. Very beautiful photography. Thank you for sharing this area of the country.

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  13. Isn't if funny how you see things differently when you plan to photograph them? to look at unusual things at different angles? to see light and colors? It's pretty cool! Oh...and that crochet hook I use...It's a holder that I got from Walmart for $7 and something. It has rings to place around different sizes of hooks then fit into the holder. I have carpal tunnel and this makes creating much easier!

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