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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Knitting & Crochet Blog Week: Day 7



Crafting Balance 
Are you a knitter or a crocheter, or are you a bit of both? If you are monogamous in your yarn-based crafting, is it because you do not enjoy the other craft or have you simply never given yourself the push to learn it? Is it because the items that you best enjoy crafting are more suited to the needles or the hook? Do you plan on ever trying to take up and fully learn the other craft? If you are equally comfortable knitting as you are crocheting, how do you balance both crafts? Do you always have projects of each on the go, or do you go through periods of favouring one over the other? How did you come to learn and love your craft(s)?
  
Hands down, I am a knitter.  Always have been, and always will be.  I learned to crochet not long after I learned to knit, but my skill level has always remained at beginner.  It's handy to know, and handy to have a few hooks in my inventory, but I don't have a passion for it like I do for knitting.  Maybe some day I'll take the time to pick up a few interesting skills, but I'm content to stay a beginner for now and the indefinite future.  There are some pretty cool things you can make by crocheting, but I feel that knitting is infinitely more versatile: only two stitches that produce endless, endless variations when combined.  xx

currently listening to.... Should've Said No - Taylor Swift

3 comments:

  1. What stitch is that in the 3rd picture? It's gorgeous!

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    1. It's a variation on the herringbone stitch. If you have a ravelry account, here's the link to the pattern:
      http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/embraceable-cowl---scarf
      I love it too!

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