Hello! I avidly crocheted for about six years before I learned to knit. I've made MANY afghans, scarves, sweaters, etc. etc. ... I agree, there is something more soothing about knitting. I can't explain it either. (Maybe it's the little clicking sound? :D ) But I'm sure someday I'll crochet something again. Generally speaking, crochet is thicker than knitting, so I think it's better for afghans, but not as good for things like sweaters (which you want to be drapy and not be so bulky). Well, that's my two cents.