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.

Favourite Blooms

Black and yellow pea flower

My 55mm - 250mm lens rarely gives me such smooth pretty bokeh as it has in this pea-flower shot. Most of the plant was in shadows and I had to carefully position everything to get the little sunbeam that was poking through. A moment later and the sunbeam was gone. 

Grevillia flower

This pink flower is fairly scrappy looking grevillea specimen but the birds just love it.

Grevillia flower and seed pods

Cream coloured grevillea's are much rarer then the reds and pinks. The seed pods are equally as decorative as the flowers themselves if you ask me.

hibiscus flower

Hibiscus flowers seem out of context amongst these other blooms and this isn't even a particularly good shot but the play of light appeals to me.

pomegranate flowers

The promise of pomegranates to come.

Purple pea flowers

I think the purple peas are looking at me. They have to be my second favourite flower after the black pea. Which flower is your favourite?


Comments

  1. What stunning flowers, we've nothing like that in our garden

    Thank you for linking up

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    1. But I bet you have some flowers I've never seen before.

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  2. Lovely photos. Such delicate blooms, you've captured them so well. #MySundayPhoto

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  3. Mother nature can truly be beautiful, Clio lending a helping hand for Coombe Mill

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  4. They are beautiful....You have captured such amazing detail x

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  5. Pretty photos! I love bokeh on macro shots! The first one is my fave! Such character and goth colors! #mysundayphoto

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    1. It's that incredible in real life too, well accept for the bokeh.

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