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.

Ant Hill

ant hill

I've dug into the archives and found this pic to share with you today because I haven't taken the camera out enough recently. This was taken on the Canon PowerShot Pro, the first digital camera I got my hands on.

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  1. Hi Stella, your anthills look a little more exciting than ours. Our ants just produce holes in the ground. I love it when we see a long trail of busy ants, but I've found that when I take a photo of them, it's somewhat lacking.

    xx

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    1. We get just plain holes in the ground too, mostly in clay areas, but when it's soft sand we get these instead.

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  2. Wow, our ants don't build mounds like this x

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    1. I just assumed everyone had ants that built these little mounds.

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  3. I love looking back over old photos that I've taken

    Thank you for linking up

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    1. I remember being really disappointed with these shots because I missed the focus on most of them.

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  4. Ew! We have enough trouble keeping them out of the house, a whole mound - yuck but fascinating to watch them at work.

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    1. This was down by the river where they seem to be everywhere. I much prefer them there then in the house but every summer they seem to show up.

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  5. Ant hills fascinate me - I can watch them for hours!

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    1. They are mesmerising aren't they? Ants are such strange little creatures.

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  6. Hmmm, quite a different subject than your usual pretty birds! But great detail!

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    1. I try not to double up on my wildlife types too often. I'm having to branch out :o)

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  7. I havent seen one in quite awhile. In my country you leave your food and in seconds the ants will show up! #mysundayphoto

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    1. That's our summer here! Some areas are worse then others and the further north you the less cold weather there is. You just get used to living with them.

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