I've crocheted here and there for years. It always just "comes" to me as far as ease. I can picture what I need to do and see where I'm going with a pattern.
I began my very first knitted project a week ago. It's a sweater for my nephew this Christmas.
I can see so many differences right from the start!
First...I like crocheting better in the sense that I can rip out mistakes and correct them much quicker and easier than with knitting.
Second...the first time I tried to hold two needles at once...I truly felt awkward and bumbling.
Third...it seems there are a kazillion different stitches and gadgets you need to knit...whereas, with crocheting...all you need is a hook and yarn.
But...even with all those reasons...I've got a real fire to master knitting.
Knitting produces such wonderful works with great "movement."
Knitting also makes me feel more accomplished as it takes a bit more brain power on my part.
And knitting, it seems, allows for a bit more refinement and option choice in finished products.
I'll always love crocheting...the ease...the speed...the delicate work...but I can see a love for knitting really washing over me.
It's just going to take a little practice.