I like most here agree that you should learn both! I started knitting - learning via youtube videos (i had no idea about the fabulous videos here!), and tried to crochet sooooo many times! I could never get the hang of it! But i kept practicing and one day it finally clicked!
I agree that knitting is better for garments! Crocheting is WONDERFUL for afghans and baby blankets! It goes so fast! The only downside i would say is that it uses so much more yarn than knitting!
Good luck and keep us posted on your progress! WE are all here to help if you get stuck!
Happy Knitting or Crocheting!
OTH: ripple afghan for fiance
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10 days till I say "I do!"