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.

Christmas Baubles Back in Action

Christmas Baubles


I've had these large Christmas baubles for years.


They've stayed in storage the whole time because we only have room for a small Christmas tree. I've been pondering what to do with them, should I donate them? Should I glue them into a wreath or a Christmas tree shape or something else altogether?

I rather like their muted tones and vintage feel and I really would like to hang them on a tree someday. 

When Crafty Allie asked for some guest bloggers to participate in her 12 Days of Christmas event over on her blog I put my hand up. I figured it was the perfect opportunity to do something with these baubles so I could actually use them to decorate our home this Christmas.

I asked hubby to get the baubles down from storage for me and I found the hot glue gun (which I didn't end up using).


The perfect idea hit me just as I was about to start gluing, an idea that would still allow me to hang these baubles on a tree someday if we ever get a big enough Christmas tree. 






Comments

  1. crocheting ribbon would be fun! we should do a contest to see who crochets the coolest thing from the weirdest thing lol

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