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.

Black Swan Cygnets

Black Swan Cygnet

These black swan cygnet shots were taken at the end of August and it's almost Christmas! This year seems to have just evaporated. It's hard to imagine these white fluff balls will grow up to be black.



Black Swan and her Cygnets

Black swan cygnet ducking it's head under water

Black swan cygnets dabbling

Black swan cygnets - too cute for words!

pair of black swan cygnets talking to each other

Black Swan Cygnets

Comments

  1. aren't they gorgeous? and hasn't this year flown by? scary stuff! only 3 weeks exactly till Xmas. eek.

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  2. They look so soft and fluffy

    Thank you for linking up

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  3. Aw cute little babies, we are waiting on a suspected pregnant goat to give birth which will be tricky to manage in December, thankfully it is warming up this week. Your signets are delightful.

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  4. I'm not sure that I have ever seen black swan cygnets before, beautiful

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  5. You know, people always say signets are a bit ugly but they're so beautiful aren't they?

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  6. Aren't they gorgeous? We have mute swans on the canal near us, and it's been fab watching the cygnets grow up

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  7. They are so cute! Never understood why they are called ugly ducklings!

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  8. Aw - They are sooooo cute! I think it's neat how their eyes aren't red yet, either. There was a pair of black swans at an animal refuge I used to do work for, and they used to scare the daylights out of me. They would sneak up on people and challenge them with their wings spread... It always scared me to turn around and see that huge bird with it's mean-looking red eyes! But I've never seen their adorable little babies. Thanks for sharing them!

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