March 31, 2009

Trying something new...

crochet swatch
Originally uploaded by miminh3
Crochet. Who would have thought??

I'm learning the basic stitches so that I will be able to seam and finish my knitted projects painlessly in the future. This Rowan book is great for beginners like me.

Am I the only one who thinks that crochet is harder than knitting? I have to look up the description of every stitch as I tend to confuse them in my head. That, and I also can't remember if I should count the turning chain stitches or not on a given row. But as for knitting, I'm sure that I'll eventually get it :)


melissaknits said...

I learned to crochet long before I learned to knit. I loved it because it rips out easier!! I've also found that people who knit continental find crochet easier than people who "throw" their yarn. I think all knitters should have some basic crochet skills. Crochet makes awesome edging and fun craft projects. For example, I like it better for stuffed toys for kids.
It's like anything new! Once you get rolling you'll be a pro in NO time!!

Melanie said...

The swatch looks good! Incidentally, I was crocheting the other night as well, to see if I can remember how to do it. As a child I crocheted plenty of pot holders for my grandmothers; mostly they turned out to be triangles rather than squares. :)