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.

Cactus flower: bud to bloom


Cactus flower the bee was feasting on last week. Shot with 150mm macro lens. It takes the prettiest photos.





Cactus flower: bud to bloom

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  1. I've never seen a cactus flower up close before. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. These ones are white and another of ours is white too but some of them are pink, yellow, red, all sorts of amazing colours.

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  2. Wow, what an interesting selection of images. Really must get some macro lenses. I keep saying that! #MySundayPhoto

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    1. I don't take this lens on walks with me because it's too big and heavy when as often as not I have an over-excitable dog in one hand, but I keep borrowing it from hubby for fun backyard shots. The more I use it the more I love it.

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  3. Gorgeous - do cacti grow in the wild in Australia or is this a house plant?

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    1. Some grow in the wild - escaped from back yards and considered a noxious weed, they are not native - but this one is in my back yard.

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  4. Stunning detail, beautiful set of photos

    Thank you for linking up

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    1. Thanks Darren, you must remember to update your blogger profile with Photalife. Thanks for hosting 'My Sunday Photo' every week.

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  5. Oh my all the stages in one post, absolutely mesmerizing

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    1. It was a bit of a challenge I must say. I had to keep remembering to go and take the shots. It's all over so fast (24 hours) and there were only 2 flowers. Most of the time the flower is open is overnight.

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  6. ooh that is just beautiful, i didn't even know that cactus flowered what a beautiful shot x

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    1. Some flower very prolifically and for weeks, others, like this one, flower rarely sometimes not even once a year.

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  7. That is just beautiful! You have captured so much detail!

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    1. Detail shots are always challenging but having the right lens certainly helps.

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  8. wow totally cool! I know it takes time and effort to get such beautiful shots but it is so worth it for us! Thanks :)

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    1. You just made my day! I'm glad my efforts are appreciated ;o)

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  9. Amazing lighting and the soft focus of it. Beautiful!

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    1. The lighting was pure luck thanks to mother nature. The 150mm macro is known for it's cream soft focus bokeh. It's addictive.

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  10. BEAUTiful sequence! Thanks for sharing this wonder with us. Smiles, Linda at Paper Seedlings.

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    1. Thanks Alicia =) I've gotten better over the last year making sure I have new photos to post every Sunday.

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