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.

Garden Critters

caterpillar

When I was shooting the flirting doves I also captured a few extra snaps.

As always be sure to hover over each image for the story of each shot

bee hard at work

Daikon flowers

huge butterfly at the top of a tall tree - at least 10 meters away

wattlebird singing to attract a mate

wattlebird singing to attract a mate

Success! She approved his singing and wattlebirds are off to make a new family


very romantic all this flirting and serenading under the moon (yes during the day)

We've also seen our spotted dove couple hunting for a good nesting spot in our yard, until the dogs scared them off. Not far though, they can be seen flying over our yard into the larger trees of both our neighbours.

Comments

  1. Stella, no production of stories, when I hover. Maybe I hover incorrectly.??
    So glad your doves are nesting again!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Which web browser do you use? Do you wait a moment for the short description to show? Very strange :(

      Delete
  2. Loved that caterpillar. My kids would love to see something like that.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hi Stella, lovely photos. I love the hairy detail of the caterpillar. And how different your birds are from the few we get here. I would never have recognized the spotted dove as a dove.

    xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We get the normal boring old rock dove very much like yours too, but these native ones are so pretty.

      Delete

Post a comment