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.

Off Ya Trolley

I had this lovely post written for you all, but it's gone. Pouff. Existeth no-more. I don't know what happened to it, maybe I deleted it by accident, perhaps I dreamed the whole thing, perhaps I've finally lost my marbles.

It was one of those lovely posts that just writes itself. I doubt I'll be able to replicate it, certainly not today. So please accept my apologies for having nothing to say I can only put it down to being off my trolley. o_0


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  1. Oh, poor Stella, I'm sorry for your troubles!

    But hey, you never know what the simplest of posts might inspire, so here's a question: Is "off my trolly" an Australian-specific term? Here, we say "off my rocker". I also noticed in the post about Australia Day - what you call an "esky", we call a "cooler". I find it interesting to learn the difference in terms.

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  2. Aussie's are far more likely to say off 'Off your rocker' too, but 'off your trolley' wouldn't go a-miss (and I didn't have rocket photo ;p) We'd also say she's nuts or she's a nut-case, crazy, loon, mad old goat or she's lost it, just to name a few. It's been a while since I've heard 'gone troppo' which is one you'll hear more often in the tropical regions.

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    1. Lol! Batty, bonkers, loopy, looney... Why are there so many terms for losing it?

      I got worried about this happening to me since I read your post. If you haven't cleared your browser history, then maybe this will help:

      http://blogtimenow.com/blogging/recover-deleted-blog-post-blogger/

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    2. Yes I gave that a go. It seems it ended up corrupted somehow. I can access everything but. :|

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  3. ha we all have those days when we are off our trolly. I, however, have days when I am not off my trolly - they are more rare then the other way around lol. check your trash, maybe it's in there!

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    1. Well, it's more fun when you keep them guessing right? Blogger doesn't have trash :/ Oh well, I guess it just wasn't meant to be.

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  4. Hate it when that happens! Maybe it'll come back to you and write itself again :)

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    1. It just might, when I've finished sulking about it. o_0

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  5. Oh noooooo!!! I need to see that one post! I've been waitinggggg.
    But no pressure! lol
    Seriously, that is so discouraging! Janice from mostlyblogging suggests writing in Googledocs, then transferring. Might that help?
    Perfect pic!

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    1. I've always known that best practice is to write in another editor and then copy across, but I'm realistic about my ability to be organised enough to do that and realised it just wasn't for me. The penalty is a lost post occasionally. On the upside it reminded me I was overdue to back up my blog and so I did that!

      I will re-write it soon.

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  6. Awww. It's okay you know. Surprising as it may sound, this little post conveys your disappointment and it's truly personal so it really resonates well with me and possibly with other readers, too.
    Lemme give ya a hug!

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    1. I read your comment just after you posted it but I couldn't stop to respond. That hug made my day and kept me going. I'm sorry it's taken me so long to reply, I popped over to read your awesome copper pot post and got lost in all the coolness.

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