Lately I was reminded of a post I read on another blog awhile ago. (Dang, I guess it was a year ago.) (And yes, that is a knitting blog.) So if you didn't already click on the link, click. Read the post. It's short and funny, so you won't regret it. I'll wait.
Okay, back? Now, just to clear things up (this is for you, Jack), knitting is done with two needles. Crocheting is done with one hook.
So I've been knitting for about seven years now and was perfectly happy with the craft I'd chosen. Oh, I knew enough crochet to make a chain of stitches, but only because it was occasionally required by knitting patterns.
But then? I saw this. And I fell in love. And that? That is a granny-square blanket, 100% crocheted.
Now, I learned how to crochet long ago. Well, sort of. My sisters tried to teach me the basics when I was a wee tiny little thing, but A- I never really learned how to get past one row, and B- I kept forgetting how to actually do it.
So I bought this book. (Don't laugh. Its sister book was how I learned to knit.)
And I've been crocheting it up!
And though I still think I'm definitely more of a knitter than a crocheter, I'm learning that crochet actually has its place. I don't think it's as nice for clothes, since knitting tends to make a softer, stretchier, more flexible fabric. But crochet is wonderful for more structured things, and actually gives you a lot of freedom to do whatever you want with it.
So although I'm still loyal to the Knitting?
Shh... I'm loving the granny squares.