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.

Wrung Out

Antique clothes wringer
This morning we are without power. This means I can't access my photos on the shared drive and that I've got limited internet until my phone run's out of battery. Luckily I had a handful of shots still on an SD card.


At least I don't need to do laundry today or else I would be wishing for one of these old fashioned clothes wringers.
Antique clothes wringer

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  1. You're without power, and I'm without hot water or a central heating system! I'm now curious to know if that ringer is in your house or elsewhere? #MySundayPhoto

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    1. I wish it were in my house! It was in an antique shop, in a narrow hallway which proved interesting for photography angles. I hope you have hot water and heating now.

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  2. Now that old mangle reminds me of the one we used to use at the local swimming baths we used to go to when I was a child. I used to love wringing out everyones swimming costumes with it. I doubt very much that it's still there though.

    #SundayPhoto

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    1. It might be, that's the sort of thing kids love so much that they keep around. It makes you wonder.

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  3. It's amazing to think that it wasn't that long ago that everyone had one of these

    Thank you for linking up

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    1. It's fascinating how much the world has changed in such a short time, and it just keeps changing!

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  4. I actually remember my Grandmother having and using one of these, it was in the same green colour too!

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    1. Ahh, yes the horrid green that was all the rage at the time!

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  5. Oh wow! That looks very old. Great photo x

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  6. I remember using one of these. My Mum didn't have a washing machine and before she got the spin drier I can (just) remember wringing clothes out with the mangle .... and when the spin drier broke down!

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    1. Some clothes I think it would just be easier to do by hand rather then moving that huge hand crank for but as soon as it comes to towels and denim and heavy items it would be so much easier with this beauty.

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  7. Wow! That's a blast from the past!!
    Hopefully the powerlessness didn't last long!!
    Melinda

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    1. 12 hours no power - luckily the chest freezer survived the power outage and we didn't loose all our food.

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  8. wowee thank goodness we don't have to use these anymore. hope you got your power back.

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    1. I love my washing machine but it's spin cycle is in it's death throws, I may very well be wishing I had one of these in the coming weeks.

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