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.

Onion Flower

An onion flower just about to bloom

Yesterday we were without electricity for most of the day.  Now that we've got some of our luxuries back, like hot water and digital devices that actually do fancy things instead of looking like a dull brick, my day has been full with catching up on stuff like doing the dishes, and having lots of fun filling my Pinterest boards with all the awesome stuff my bloggy friends have shared at Pinbellish.



an onion flower next to a parsley flower

Which means I'm a bit short on time for writing today, so instead of blathering on and on I am sharing with you the beauty of a simple onion flower.

an onion flower bud becomes a ball about to explode into a profusion of petals

from a tight ball to an unfurled shining beauty the onion flower is full of suprises

An onion flower is made of lots of tiny flowers

An onion flower is so like the onion itself, as you peal back the layers, there is another.



Comments

  1. pretty :) allergic to onions though :(

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  2. Very pretty.
    Thank you for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/11/chicago.html

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    1. I was so surprised with all the detail, the camera sees more then I do.

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  3. They are incredibly beautiful! I'm not a fan of onions - it's a texture thing - but I do appreciate them when they are being grown. Thank you for sharing with us at Photo Friday!

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    1. Not like onions? Such a shame. I'm a huge fan and they form the base for much of my cooking.

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  4. I use onions in cooking practically every day....red onions, brown onions, spring onions are the usuals....never thought about what their flowers looked like....how lovely!

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  5. Great group of pictures. Love the photo that looks like a head of garlic.

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  6. Great pictures! Unlike other commenters, it is the first time I see a flower like this. So, thanks for sharing. I do love onions!

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  7. These are gorgeous shots, so clear. I've never seen these flowers before - they're beautiful.

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