Sunday, 29 April 2012

Crafting Balance 3KCBWDAY7

Today's topic is about the balance you strike between your yarn based crafts.

Well, mine is very much weighted towards crochet. I do an occasional bit of knitting. I'll often have a knitting project on the go that I pick up every now and again. This is true of the Simple Shawl

Simple Shawl
Perhaps the clue is in the title of that project, simple shawl. You see my knitting is very much at the beginner level. I can cast on, knit, purl, cast off. I have to use You Tube to remind myself how to do most other things. I struggle to get my tension right. In fact I cannot use straight needles, all my flat knitting is still done on circulars. I'm scared of double pointed needles. As much as I would love to BE a knitter, I'm just not.

My knitting is slow, no matter how much I try. I feel awkward when I knit. In comparison, crochet feels natural. I picked crochet up so much faster. I love how quickly things work up in crochet.

If I had all the time in the world I'd focus more on knitting, on improving my tension, on getting faster because there are some fantastic knitting patterns out there. The reality is that when it comes down to it I just can't make myself spend a week making a pair of bootees (yes, it did take me that long to knit bootees!) when I can make so much more if I crochet (a blanket tends to take me about 4 weeks).



  1. It's great there is so much variation - I think I am your opposite! Double pointed needles are so fun - socks, icord.... yum!