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.

My Sticky Note Addiction

sticky notes

It's #FinishItFriday where I admit to yet another project that needs to be completed.

The goal of Finish It Friday is to make progress toward finishing UFO's (unfinished objects) by working on it today. 

Perhaps I'll inspire you to pick up your own UFO and make some progress too!

I am sure some of you may not consider this a 'real' unfinished project but to me it is, so I hope you will indulge my unusual project selection this week.

My Sticky Note Addiction

I have a sticky note addiction.

I didn't know I had a problem when I began to gather them all up and put them into a single drawer together.

Each time I thought I was done finding sticky notes I would find more, and they went into the drawer too,

I kept finding sticky notes everywhere, in drawers, in bags, on shelves, in boxes, under papers, with the taxes, in the junk drawer, pretty much everywhere and anywhere you might imagine, and a few more places besides. I kept congregating them with the rest until I had to move all the sticky notes to a bigger drawer.

That was a few years ago now.

I decided I had to start using them ruthlessly and wantonly.

I donated any that were still packaged up and were in perfect condition. I kept the novelty and speciality ones.

I haven't purchased a single sticky note since, but my super awesome friend Sarah from Sarah Celebrates sent me the cutest sticky notes ever. Can you guess which ones they are?

That photo up above was taken today. It shows the sticky notes that are left. I'm not sure how long it will take to use them all, but it's taking a lot longer then I thought it would. But when I'm done I'm going to splurge on some new fun ones like these 3D fruit sticky notes my *affiliate has for sale.

Are you a sticky note addict? How many do you have?

Project started:

2014 maybe?

Last worked on the project:

Today =D

Still to do:

  • use all the sticky notes!!!!
    • long sticky notes
    • squares sticky notes
    • little sticky notes
    • heart shaped sticky notes
    • star shaped sticky notes
    • tab sticky notes
    • reminder sticky notes
    • great idea sticky notes 
My Sticky Note Addiction - I hereby promise to purchase no more sticky notes until I have used them all (but I'll happily accept sticky note gifts ;0)  #FinishItFriday



Update on Little Granny Squares

216 crochet granny squares, 168 down only 48 to go
I've been totally engrossed with the little crochet granny squares over the last week.

The last time I gave you an update on the squares I was working on getting them all edged before joining them.

If you've joined the FinishItFriday group on Google+ you will already know that on Monday night I finished edging the 216th square. I took progress photos before I got that far because I knew that as soon as that final square was edged I would be too impatient to stop and take photos and I would want to jump right in and start joining them.

Before I could start joining I had to wind these messes of yarn into nice neat balls for crocheting with. I got two of them done and considered that enough to go on with.

yarn mess waiting to become neat yarn balls
My crochet buddy Jenny from Crochet is the Way thinks they would look great with a one seam join, but that's not what I've decided to use. What join would you use?

Was there progress?

YES. Most definitely! Joining has begun.

Did I enjoy working on it?

YES. It's at that exciting stage where all that work is coming together.

Will I continue to work on it?

YES. I can't wait to finish.

Verdict: 

 Finish
 Frog
 Throw

That's it for another week of #FinishItFriday. Happy Finishing!


If you're working on your own UFO's use the hashtag #FinishItFriday on:
 Twitter , Google+ , Facebook , and Instagram .

I'll be looking for them to share but it always helps if you remember to tag me at Purfylle.

See previous Finish It Friday projects.

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Comments

  1. Stella, Your sticky notes are too cute to use up, according to my daughter who is reading this post over my shoulder. So find a cute box and collect them. At least she will be happy, even if you are not.

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  2. Stella, you are in one sticky situation, alright!! My secret addiction is greeting cards. 10 yrs ago, 10!! A fellow teacher gave me 2 moving boxes full of them! And I used them, and used them, and..
    Ended up giving tons away, and I still have half a file drawer full!!!

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  3. AW! I love that my stickies are featured in your post! I should probably start using some of mine up too...

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