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.

Fungi

Don't eat these mushrooms, they're very poisonous despite looking like some you can find at the grocery store.

We've had some really steady rainfall over the last couple of weeks which we desperately needed. One of the best things about the rain is the little surprise fairy homes that pop-up everywhere. More commonly known as mushrooms.

Do fairy's live here?

Fungi

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  1. What cute fairy homes! They look amazing! Love the detail on them #MySundayPhoto

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    1. They come and go as fast the fairies too.

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  2. We had a great time walking around the forest in the autumn spotting all the different types of funghi. M would run around spotting them and shout out "mushroom" at the top of her voice.
    I didn't take out my macro lens though and I kicked myself for it.

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    1. I always kick myself when I don't take the camera.

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  3. I find them so interesting, I love the tones and patterns

    Thank you for linking up

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    1. I find fungi pretty fascinating, but for some reason I hardly ever have my camera!

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  4. I think fairy's definitely live there! They are all so unique! Clio lending a helping hand for Coombe Mill

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    1. I wonder if different mushrooms have different fairy races?

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  5. They look so pretty and yes fairy tale like. Are they the edible kind? #mysundayphoto

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    1. These mushrooms will definitely send you to the intensive care unit! We have a book on mushrooms and apparently there are about 4 edible types in all the hundreds that grow around here. And they are really hard to tell apart.

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  6. I love the textured look of mushrooms. So earthy.

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    1. They're like snowflakes - every one is unique.

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  7. we saw some beautiful golden mushrooms recently. they were almost shiny and probably deadly:) love your shots here.

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    1. The chances are they would at the very least make you sick. How hungry must we have been to figure out which mushrooms are edible?

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