I re-discovered knitting after university. Someone gifted me a copy of Stitch n Bitch by Debbie Stoller, I bought a big bag of yarn from a charity shop and knitted a cat bed.
|My cat, Tilly and her kittens using the fugly but wonderful cat bed :)|
It made me deliriously happy at a time when nothing else seemed to. It continues to make me happy and has introduced me to a lovely community of crafters through Craftster and then Ravelry.
When it comes to crochet, I can crochet...........a chain. I have heard that the first row of crochet after the chain is the hardest row, and this is definitely true. I did try making a granny square but it was misshapen, so I put down the hooks feeling that I had made a real effort to learn. This was in February 2011.
|(c) Betsi Brunson|
I have seen some beautiful crochet projects, amigurumi and jackets and hats - oh my! I love the fact that crochet is so quick and has real substance to it, without having to use bulky yarn. The portability of crochet is also appealing, and the fact that it's more difficult to drop stitches, since you only have one live stitch on your hook (I think Tunisian crochet is different). I am planning on taking a learn to crochet class in the summer at a local college, because I am a kinesthetic learner, I need to physically do things to learn. Watching Youtube and reading books doesn't seem to be working.
So, to sum up, at the moment I'm a knitter through and through but I hope to be a crocheter too! This may take some time though as I seem to have more plans than time or money!
|(c) Vogue Knitting|
Pattern: #33 Circle Jacket
|(c) The Dainty Daisy|
Pattern: Shell Stitch Beanie