It’s Okay. My Best Friend Crochets. No Really!on December 20, 2011 at 4:43 pm
Just so everyone knows, I do not share Camden’s malice towards crocheting. She doesn’t like doing it, so she think’s everyone else should to. Right now, Camden is a little defensive about her craft and maaaybe just a tad self-centered.
I, on the other hand, am very very jealous of crocheters sometimes, but I love people who can crochet all the more for it. It’s so much easier to crochet a toy than it is to knit one. Google the word amigurumi and a million or so adorable dolls and stuffed animals will pop up. I’ve seen so many gorgeous crocheted toys, nerd-centric hats and scarves, and so many beautiful color-work patterns that make me want to take up crocheting right this instant.
The thing is, I get all excited about trying to crochet, pull out on of the hooks that I usually use for beading or picking up dropped knit stitches, and then….realize why I’m not good at crocheting. With knitting, I can place as many stitch markers as I need to remember a pattern repeat or a increase/decrease spot. It seems a little trickier with crocheting and it seems like you have to be really good at keeping count of how many stitches you have worked in a row and, well….I’m a little too ditsy for that. I tend to end up with something lop-sided or with a gigantic hole in it. Am I’m sure that I’m just not going about it the right way. I know many crocheters who will say the exact same thing about knitting. Who tell me they never quite understood how to knit, but crocheting was just a LOT easier for them to pick up.
So what do you guys prefer to do? Do you knit, crochet, emboider, weave, or spin? What is it that you love about that craft? What has always put you off about trying something else or what patterns have you seen that really inspired you to learn something new?
Leave a comment, let me know what you think, and I’ll see you guys on Wednesday with a new strip!