What Gives?

silence At the risk of sounding a bit daft, I have to know: Other than the fact one way uses two sticks instead of one, what is the REAL difference between crochet and knitting? Every Joann’s or Michael’s I go into it seems like crochet has the corner market on books and patterns but people still treat it like the red headed stepchild to knitting. Example:

Random person: “I knit!”

Everyone: * sounds of reverence and joy*

 

Random person: “I crochet!”

Everyone: “Oh…” *refuses to make eye contact*

 

Is it easier or harder than knitting? Is it more versatile? ¬†Or is it simply a preference like Winter or Spearmint gum? Your thoughts after this…

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Can I knit? Dish, please!

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Dishcloth down! I think it turned out pretty well. I had to rip out the second half when I realized I wasn’t doing the YO and getting no nifty eyelets. See that? See how I used YO? I’ve even got the lingo if a true knitter now.

I need a new project. Something interesting like a sweater! Too much you think?

And My Brain Just Exploded!

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What the…??? How in the hell…? Am I having a seizure or did she just…?!

ARM KNITTING! Who thinks of this stuff? It’s like a BDSM meets Martha Stewart! 50 Shades of K1P2! I was just getting used to the idea of knitting with 2 needles and starting to warm up to the idea of multiple double pointed ones. Now you tell me you don’t even NEED them?!

I’m sure there are a lot of people out there doing this crazy business but I found this lady first. She’s French (I’m pretty sure her website is written in French anyway…) but you don’t need to read it. Just watch what she does and tell me you aren’t impressed.

I…I think I need to go sit down…

Curse My No Sewing Abilities!

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Found this awesome tutorial on how to make a double skein yarn bag on CraftGossip.com. I wish now more than ever I paid attention when my mother tried to teach me to sew! It’s tough to see in the picture but what makes this nifty is the 2 grommets it has to feed your yarn through. Kapow!

Cool Beans, Roonie. Cool beans.

Tutorial: Double Skein Yarn Bag

So It Was Written! So It Is Done!

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Nothing like a few hours sleep to brush away a case of the Blue Meanies!

I got this fortune from my cookie a few weeks back and something inside said to keep it. I was skeptical at first but now I’m learning to knit and I haven’t been this excited about anything in a long time!

Egads! Could it be that cookies really do predict our futures??? My skin is tingling right now. Spooky…

Back Me Up On This…

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Someone please tell my husband to stop interrupting my counting to come look at whatever random Republican article he found on the net!!! I’m all for politics but I’m knitting curse you! I will finish the row and then see what’s so important. He’s worse than my 2 year old! Unless our kid is on fire or the cats have eaten each other, leave me the heck alone!….at least till the end of my row.