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.

Australian Darter

Australian darter drying it's wings on the river bank.
  ISO 200 | f 5.6 | 1/400
lens 55-250mm


Australian darter drying it's wings on the river bank.
   ISO 250 | f 5.6 | 1/400
lens 55-250mm | aperture priority 

Australian darter drying it's wings on the river bank.
   ISO 1000 | f 6.3 | 1/1600
lens 55-250mm | shutter priority 

Australian darter drying it's wings on the river bank.
  ISO 1000 | f 5 | 1/1600
lens 55-250mm | 

Australian darter drying it's wings on the river bank.

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  1. These are such an amazing set of photos. What beautiful wings they have.

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    1. It's wonderful to watch them dry their feathers out.

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  2. Beautiful photos, my favourite is the lovely close up photo

    Thank you for linking up

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    1. It was hard to get a clean shot. Such a bright day and such a dark subject.

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  3. these are wonderful stella. i love these birds; the way they stretch their wings to dry them..

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    1. They are often down by the river where a lot of people walk their dogs. I feel sorry for the darters when they get disturbed drying off. Must be so stressful. I'm sure over time they get used to all the humans and dogs though.

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  4. Wow what a beautiful bird and amazing close up pictures, Clio lending a helping hand for Coombe Mill

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    1. This is the first time I've really been able to capture one at all.

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  5. Beautiful shots here Stella, such a gorgeous bird! And yes that was a shawl around her shoulders in my drawing, and it was a balcony wall as she is supposed to be looking out across a kingdom/fantasy landscape. - Tasha

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    1. You did such a fabulous job with her! (She's getting featured tomorrow at 2usesTuesday)

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  6. I love the close up. He looks very soft.

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    1. I'm not sure I would want to cuddle him though ;o)

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  7. Stella, was he doing a mating dance?
    You are teaching so much about Australia's wildlife! I love it! Thanks!

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    1. They get soaking wet when they go fishing and then they have to dry off.

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  8. Fantastic photos, and a beautiful creature :)

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    1. I am amazed by him everytime I see him drying his wings out, but they are rather shy and it's hard to get close enough for photo's.

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