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.

Lion Around

Lion

With my back playing up I've not taken the camera out much and when I have results have not been great so I am dipping into the archives today to bring you this guy who refused to get up from his nap to have a dignified photo taken.

lion at Perth Zoo


Lion

Conservation status: Vulnerable
Distribution: Central and southern Africa
Habitat: Grassy plains, savannahs, semi-deserts

Did you know that Spotted Hyaenas and African Painted Dogs are the natural predators of old, young or sick lions that are too weak to defend themselves?

Source: Perth Zoo fact sheet

Find the lions in the African Savannah exhibit.



Comments

  1. Hi Stella, now that looks like one laid back lion. Bet he'd wake up if you got too close though!

    Hope your back gets better soon.


    xx

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    1. I'll have to go back to the zoo and try for a more active shot.

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    2. I don't think I've EVER seen an active lion in the zoo. Great shots of the stretching, though!

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  2. Blooming love lions, they are amazing creatures.

    Thank you for linking up

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    1. They are pretty amazing, I'm hoping they will come out for some better photo ops next time we hit the zoo.

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  3. Oh wow this is just breathtaking what a majestic animal, yet having a big stretch like a tabby cat I just love these photos they are incredible xx

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    1. Cats do seem to behave like cats no matter what size they are.

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  4. Fantastic photos! They are beautiful creatures x

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    1. I was really frustrated that they wouldn't get up and come and pose for the camera.

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  5. Beautiful captures Stella, I love lions they're just so full of character. - Tasha

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  6. That's me every day lately! Fab shots, he's stunning xx #MySundayPhoto

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  7. Stella, I pray your back is better.
    You made a whole comedy routine out of 3 photos!
    Love it, along with your title!

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    1. Dr wants X-rays so we'll have to wait and see. I thought you might like that title.

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  8. Lions are gorgeous! I love to see how they enjoy themselves in the warm sun. #MySundayPhoto

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    1. It's a hard life sleeping 14 hours a day and all.

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  9. I have never seen a Lion this relax! Dare I say playful! Lovely capture =) #MySundayPhoto

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    1. He was totally unconcerned about us all and he wasn't getting out of that sunbeam in a hurry either :o)

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  10. Hello Stella, found your blog via PhotoFriday... Like the Zoo! Next week I will show some pictures of the Augsburger Zoo, and of course there is a Lion too :)

    Wonderful captures.

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    1. I love going to the zoo, I'm so pleased I'll get to see your zoo because it's unlikely I'll ever make it person :o)

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  11. AWESOME photos Stella!!
    Male lions are usually don't do much . so they're kind of relaxed most of the time. Food hunting is the female-lions job :)

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  12. Fabulous images and your title is brilliant, made me chuckle

    Mollyxxx

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    1. Nothing makes me happier then hearing I made someone laugh :o) thanks for making my day.

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  13. Thats my soulmate right there. But with a glass of wine.

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    1. Darn good looking soulmate you've got there ;o)

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  14. Thats my soulmate right there. But with a glass of wine.

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