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.

Please Don't Feed The Birds

'Give us a chip?'....Please Don't Feed The Birds

'Go on, give us a chip. Just one chip?'....Please Don't Feed The Birds

Please Don't Feed The Birds or they will...

'You should'a' given us a chip.'....Please Don't Feed The Birds


Comments

  1. Ok so now you've piqued my curiosity so much so that I googled S.O.Y. and found nothing but soy food. Ok do tell what does it mean, I am going crazy here!! I can't even enjoy the pictures till I know!

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    1. Umm, it's illustrated in the next shot all over the log...let me know if you still don't get it.

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    2. OK... I'm a little slow.. not enough coffee!! Hahaha!

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    3. It's not like it's an acronym in common use :o)

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  2. I'm with Mary K, but I have an idea... S.O.Y. Is it really what I'm thinking, or am I bad? If it's what I'm thinking, then that's a funny sign :)

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  3. lol if it's what Jenny is thinking that is too hilarious!! Also sea gulls are dangerous, never give up and will follow you everywhere begging!

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    1. Never underestimate the persuasiveness of pester power!

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  4. Is that a real sign? I have to know this.

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    1. Absolutely a real sign! I took this shot when we last ate at Cicerello's, in Fremantle.

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  5. having grown up in fl on the west coast i wish i had made this sign and carried it to the beach every time we went, the tourists would feed the bird and then all of a sudden there seem like hundreds of them soying all over, i have had them steal hot dogs right off the grill, the dirty birds lol xx

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    1. Pigeons of the sea! Sneaky little thief's both of them.

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  6. Oh yeah! Here in Fl they do the same at the beach!! Natives know better than to feed them!! Funny sign! But on so true!!

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    1. The restaurant is such a major tourist destination, so I guess it doesn't occur to most of them what the dangers of sharing their meals entail.

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  7. Great captures (and great sign, too)!

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    1. They have newer versions of the same sign up, but I really liked this older one.

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  8. Agree with this ... one time the boys dropped a chip at the beach and about 20 gulls descended on us to try and grab said chip. It was really quite scary.

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