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.

Remembrance Day 2015



Rosemary has been used to signify remembrance at least as far back as the 16th Century. 


For Australians Rosemary is of particular significance as it is found growing wild on the Gallipoli peninsula.

Jackie Huggins gave the address for the 2015 Remembrance Day ceremonies held at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. Ms Huggins is the first Indigenous person in 97 years to be honoured with the task at the national ceremony.  
"Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander veterans were often denied the honour and rights given to other veterans, such as soldier settlement land grants,..." Ms Huggins said. Get the full story.

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  1. Thanks for educating me about your Rememberance Day. We call ours Veteran's Day.
    How wonderful that indigenous peoples are finally being recognized!

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    1. You're very welcome. We have ANZAC Day as well. ANZAC = Australian and New Zealand Army Corps and I think Remembrance Day used to be called Armistice Day..

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  2. I thought I posted a comment. I guess the grand distracted before I hit post.
    How wonderful that the Indigenous peoples are finally being recognized!

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    1. You did comment! You probably just needed to refresh the page and your browser was pulling from cache rather then fetching the updated version.

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