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PurlyGyrl
10-10-2008, 10:43 AM
:hiding:There is something I must get off my chest.

Please, my friends do not be shocked

:shock:

I've fought it as long as I can.
But it is just too much for me.
:hair:

I have to come clean.

:shifty:

I've been CROCHETING an afghan and haven't even thought about knitting in days!
:passedout:

There. I feel better.


:flirt:

:teehee: Just a little attempt at Friday humor!

Simply_Renee
10-10-2008, 11:10 AM
LOL!

I equally respect all yarn arts although I don't really know how to do crochet any more than chain stitching.

My mom crocheted all the time when we were growing up and I liked knitting because it was different.

I realize that I have to learn to crochet too though- there are too many edgings etc plus a really pretty pattern I found that I want to make for my little sister.
http://www.caron.com/projects/shadows/sss2_baroque_tunic.html

knitpurlgurl
10-10-2008, 11:19 AM
Honestly, I think YARN is the drug and knitting and crochet are just ways to take it in..:clink: You're still in the club - Yarnaholics Anonymous ;)

Crycket
10-10-2008, 11:46 AM
Honestly, I think YARN is the drug and knitting and crochet are just ways to take it in..:clink: You're still in the club - Yarnaholics Anonymous ;)

Love it...

Knitting needles and crochet hooks, a yarn users crack pipe!

LOL

I knit, and crochet is still not totally natural to me...but as much as I don't care for the look of it, it is useful to know. There are so many knitting patterns you close the door to when you are afraid to try crochet!

gingerbread
10-10-2008, 12:59 PM
I love to do both knitting and crocheting. I only do afghans with crocheting. Although I am making one now and I am knitting it.
I love doing fine crocheting with the string yarns. It looks like lace when done which I love doing. The smaller the needle or hook the better for me.
So you are still in the club of knitting and crocheting:cheering:



:waving:

Jan in CA
10-10-2008, 01:07 PM
I prefer the look of knitting, but there is certainly nothing wrong with crochet! I like the way it's used as a compliment to knitting like the border on knitted sweater for instance. And certainly, it makes more sense to crochet an afghan although I don't know if I'll ever do it. ;)

Plantgoddess+
10-10-2008, 03:35 PM
I enjoy crocheting almost as much as knitting. It certainly is more forgiving of mistakes. Only 1 stitch to pick up when you're done frogging. Hold your head high and enjoy.

kateFS08
10-10-2008, 05:05 PM
Well I'm also a two timer in a sense- I'm all about multi tasking with my knitting. I watch movies, read, surf the net etc. Actually the other day I found this new application from Kodak that's called Make Me Super. You upload a picture of yourself or anyone and make yourself into a 90s styled superhero! It's really entertaining and I got a kick out of it while I knitted. If you want to do the same visit MakeMeSuper.com (http://www.makemesuper.com)
Enjoy!
-Kate

hartleystudio
10-10-2008, 08:12 PM
This has nothing to do with crocheting, but that "make me super" website is THE funniest thing I have seen in a long time. We did the whole family!!! What a blast!!!!

merryknitter
10-10-2008, 10:21 PM
I've been knitting for 2 years and just learned crochet about a month ago...I have to say, I am having a blast with it! Why not do both, right? LOL!

What afghan pattern are you making? I am crocheting a Spiderman Afghan off of Ravelry for my little grandson, for Christmas. It's really coming along!

Happy Crocheting!
Merry :)

Gertie
10-11-2008, 12:32 AM
Over a year ago another forum had a discussion about knitting or crocheting afghans. A lot of people said that because crochet is so much faster, they will not knit an afghan. They will crochet it. So you're smart. Wish I could crochet better.

ArtLady1981
10-11-2008, 05:25 AM
:grphug:

thecatsmother
10-11-2008, 08:37 AM
I also crochet,but I do think knitted sweaters are nicer,they are softer and drape better but I don't think I would ever knit an afagan it would take me 10years and a day.So I think knitting and crochet each have their place in our yarn addiction

teachermom
10-11-2008, 05:33 PM
I prefer knit, but I also crochet. Then there is the quilting and sewing.... I'm addicted to it all...:inlove:

The hardest part for me is sticking to one project before starting another - then I find myself back and forth between projects and it seems like they take forever to finish. My DH has given up... he doesn't complain anymore about the yarn stashes and projects in every corner of the house.

A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do...

KnittinMitchie
10-11-2008, 07:12 PM
Guilty as can be...I crochet and knit and of course there is spinning and fiber prep. OH do those cut into my knit/crochet time.

labeelady
10-11-2008, 08:06 PM
I can crochet or knit, and have been crocheting for longer than I've been knitting, but I learned how to do both about the same time.

Just recently finished knitting a pair of socks which called for a crocheted edging on the cuff. Crochet knowledge comes in really handy in these cases.

jpenguin
10-11-2008, 08:07 PM
I have been crocheting for 26 years & knitting for 2 years now. Wish those were my only addicitions! I also sew, scrapbook & rubber stamp. Too many crafts not enough time. :eyes:

I only will crochet afghans & washcloths everything else I make is in knitting now that I have learned it.

catcook
10-12-2008, 05:37 PM
I:roflhard: I used to crochet until my wrists just couldn't take it, then I learned to knit. I really am loving this knitting, and now after going to a real yarn shop I'm afraid I"m becoming a yarn snob too.:aww:

WandaT
10-13-2008, 06:30 AM
I do both too, and it just depends on the look I want which one I'd rather do. When I first learned to knit, I would always have a crochet project going at the same time so I could go back and forth. I haven't done that in a while though.

knitpurlgurl
10-13-2008, 10:28 AM
I have been crocheting for 26 years & knitting for 2 years now. Wish those were my only addicitions! I also sew, scrapbook & rubber stamp. Too many crafts not enough time.

OMG - I'm with you! I knit, scrapbook/paper craft/rubber stamp, digiscrap, do general crafts, and am learning to crochet, sew, quilt, locker hook, and embroider. My crafts room runneth over! (Oh, and a friend wants to teach me to bead.)

I think that as long as you enjoy doing that craft and you haven't gone bankrupt from it, do it!

saracidaltendencies
10-13-2008, 10:34 AM
hahaha...You sound like me! Every time I try to crochet, I feel like I'm cheating on knitting! :teehee: I do really want to learn to crochet as well and I have a few books but every time I try I end up feeling like I *should* be knitting...lol

feministmama
10-13-2008, 11:08 AM
I get that way too. I find something I like but it's crochet and it feels like cheating. I want to make this http://www.purlbee.com/babette-blanket-2/

auntcrafty
10-14-2008, 01:01 AM
You're funny!

I tried to crochet again this weekend -- snowflakes -- & I had to stop because it hurt my wrists & elbow so much! I am knitting some instead.

WandaT
10-14-2008, 06:23 AM
I tried to crochet again this weekend -- snowflakes -- & I had to stop because it hurt my wrists & elbow so much! I am knitting some instead.

I haven't crocheted snowflakes with thread (yet) but when I do bookmarks I've found I need to use the Clover hooks with the fat handle b/c it hurts my hand and wrist to hold something so small. I had to order mine online (somewhere - can't remember) b/c I couldn't find the Clover hooks that small anywhere locally.

auntcrafty
10-15-2008, 01:56 AM
I haven't crocheted snowflakes with thread (yet) but when I do bookmarks I've found I need to use the Clover hooks with the fat handle b/c it hurts my hand and wrist to hold something so small. I had to order mine online (somewhere - can't remember) b/c I couldn't find the Clover hooks that small anywhere locally.
I haven't seen the Clover hooks that small. I have the other sizes, which I like a lot.

I love how well my first knit snowflake is coming out and have decided to keep for myself.

I wanted to see how many crocheted ones I could come up with because Bug's school is looking for donations related to where we used to live & my church is needing things for a silent auction -- both next weekend and the items need to be dropped off by this Friday. Thankfully I had a bunch I hadn't stiffened yet, which I did last weekend, and will put the fishing line through them Thursday.