Sunday, April 29, 2012

3rd Annual Knitting and Crochet Blog Week - Day 7

The prompt for today:
Crafting Balance Are you a knitter or a crocheter, or are you a bit of both? If you are monogamous in your yarn-based crafting, is it because you do not enjoy the other craft or have you simply never given yourself the push to learn it? Is it because the items that you best enjoy crafting are more suited to the needles or the hook? Do you plan on ever trying to take up and fully learn the other craft? If you are equally comfortable knitting as you are crocheting, how do you balance both crafts? Do you always have projects of each on the go, or do you go through periods of favouring one over the other? How did you come to learn and love your craft(s)?

I currently have four projects that are in progress - two are knit and two are crochet.  It looks like I equally divide my time between the two and that I am currently balanced :)  For me I find that one craft is more preferable for certain projects.  I prefer knitting socks over crochet socks because to me they feel nicer.  I prefer crocheting afghans over knitting them because it is much quicker for me to crochet a large project, although I like making both crochet and knit baby blankets.  My project page on Ravelry shows a fairly even mix of the two crafts.  I started out with crochet and have learned to knit comfortably more recently.  I have been crocheting for close to twenty years but only knitting for about five years.  One of my favorite crochet finishes is my Around the World crochet quilt.

Along with socks, I also enjoy knitting shawls.  Here is one of the shawls I have knit:

I also like to crochet shawls.  Here is a shawl I crocheted that I really love:

This brings to a close blogging week.  I have enjoyed this week very much - just as I enjoyed this last year.  I have had a great time reading other blogs this week, I have found some new blogs to follow, and I have had a blast writing in my own blog. 

To see more great blog week entries check this thread on Ravelry or enter 3KCBWDAY7 into any search engine.


  1. Oh my goodness - I just finished my first crochet blanket and proclaimed that I needed a break but now, after seeing your Around the World quilt, I just might have to rethink it. Stunning!

  2. Your projects, both knitted and crocheted are just beautiful! You are clever no matter what you do! My ultimate favourite is the blue shawl, but really - the others are just as stunning :)

  3. I think that bedspread is amazing, how long did it take you?