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December 05 2007 @ 05:00 pm
For you crafty ones...  
I'm considering which one I want to learn...
Poll #1101244 Crochet vs Knitting

Which do you prefer?


Which do you think is easier to learn?


Which do you think looks better?

Mira -Blueberry Witch / human in Elf disguise..miravisu on December 6th, 2007 08:34 am (UTC)
I do prefer crochetting, easier to re-learn also, as it tends to take some time inbetween the crocheting rounds.

But, should you want to try something that predates knitting and that sort of can be seen as a combo of the two I'd recommend needlebinding :)
Jill aka Jo: Fun: Friends Windowsireesanwar on December 6th, 2007 10:20 pm (UTC)
See I did buy a kit to learn crocheting but I have to wonder if I'm doing it right. Everything is getting really tight and it is making it harder and harder to continue.

I have never heard of needlebinding. Maybe I'll look into it.
Mira -Blueberry Witch / human in Elf disguise..miravisu on December 6th, 2007 11:05 pm (UTC)
Really? Usually crocheting/knitting tends to be loose at first, but get tighter and tighter the longer one is working on something. Hmm, is your crochet needle finger aching as well?
Jill aka Josireesanwar on December 6th, 2007 11:36 pm (UTC)
No it is the other hand that is aching when I'm doing this. I must be doing something wrong because it doesn't seem to be coming out right.
Mira -Blueberry Witch / human in Elf disguise..miravisu on December 7th, 2007 12:35 am (UTC)
Yes, does sound like it. But you said you are just getting started, maybe you should take a break every now and then. It sounds like either it's the angle of how you are holding the other hand, or it's that in combo with holding whatever you are crocheting too tight in itself.

What of the actual crocheting results, besides being too tight, are they ok otherwise? What have you tried crocheting so far? You've tried to vary the tightness of the yarn but it hasn't been very successful?
Jill aka Jo: Misc: Celticsireesanwar on December 7th, 2007 06:05 pm (UTC)
Yes, just getting started. Well maybe I am holding it a little tight. I don't know. I'm not sure I'm actually doing the stitching or crocheting or whatever correctly.

I have unraveled my work a couple of times and started over. One of the issues I keep having it that my start is bigger than the next rows so it starts making a U. I was hoping to see if I can make a scarf. I wanted to see how it would turn out.

I think I only have one method down (maybe not) and everything does seem a little tight no matter how loose I try to leave it. So frustrating.
Mira -Blueberry Witch / human in Elf disguise..miravisu on December 7th, 2007 06:32 pm (UTC)
"start is bigger than the next rows" does indeed sound like you started out looser and then tightened it up. This starter kit, it did include images?

I do have a very good visual crocheting guide somewhere, but the text is in Swedish. I wonder if I can find it again, it was something I borrowed/got from my grandma too :/

I wish I was there irl to help you out :)
Jill aka Jo: Hug: Emoticon Tackle Hugsireesanwar on December 7th, 2007 07:34 pm (UTC)
It does but a lot of their descriptions don't sound right o me and while I am trying hard to mimic the pictures it doesn't come out the same. I think I'm going to have to call my cousin and see if she'll come by and show me.

Thanks for the help you've attempted! *hugs*
Mira -Blueberry Witch / human in Elf disguise..: Yawnmiravisu on December 8th, 2007 11:22 am (UTC)
Doh silly me, been so long ago I did some crocheting I had indeed forgot just what aches I did get (just started on a little something). As it is indeed the non-needle hand that I cramp up in after a while, as I tend to cling not only onto what I am crocheting but also I hold the thread with my pinky somehow. I guess me having done more needlebinding lately than crocheting confused me :)

However, what kind of material is the needle you are using made out of? And is it very thin yarn? I hope your cousin can help you out, with crafts stuff like this it certainly is a lot easier getting help from a person rather than consulting a book!
Jill aka Jo: Outlander: Mmphmsireesanwar on December 10th, 2007 07:35 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I've unraveled some and tried to keep the tightness/looseness consistent. I'm doing better but my sister mentioned that if I'm hoping for a scarf... it doesn't look soft but stiff. *sigh* She told me I'm a failed old woman.
Bellybuttonlesstijmetje on December 6th, 2007 12:16 pm (UTC)
I'm all in favour of knitting, but then I recently re-discovered and re-learned that. I only ever crocheted in primary school and remember not liking it much. But then I didn't care much for knitting either, so who knows. Crocheting might be heaps of fun as well.
Jill aka Josireesanwar on December 6th, 2007 10:23 pm (UTC)
It was a toss between the two. I got a crocheting starter kit to help me out but I can't decide whether I'm just not good at it of it's difficult.
Eaiva le Fay: Kitty - Yarneaivalefay on December 8th, 2007 03:21 am (UTC)
I personally prefer knitting, but I never learned crocheting, so I couldn't say which is easiest. Either would be a lot of fun though. I love knitting. :D
Jill aka Josireesanwar on December 10th, 2007 07:39 pm (UTC)
Think I'm going to try knitting too. This crocheting thing doesn't seem like it is me. I wish their was some kind of guide you could crochet on to make it come out awesome. lol
★ mypetconcubinemypetconcubine on December 20th, 2007 06:00 am (UTC)
Knitting you should try knitting. Crocheting for me i couldn't get it. Allot of people including my mom said crocheting was easier.

But I got knitting more than crocheting. Knitting is more me and I think that it the end product looks way better.
Jill aka Jo: Misc: Bennysireesanwar on December 20th, 2007 08:55 pm (UTC)
I think I'm going to try knitting. I'm gonna wait until after the holidays. Thanks.
★ mypetconcubine: bishopmypetconcubine on December 21st, 2007 07:20 am (UTC)
:0 you are very welcome. I am still learning but knitting to me is therapy it relaxes me.
Jill aka Jo: Misc: Atlantis Gatesireesanwar on December 21st, 2007 06:53 pm (UTC)
I liked the "crocheting" process. It was relaxing until I noticed I suck at it. lol
★ mypetconcubinemypetconcubine on December 22nd, 2007 04:48 am (UTC)
LOL hope knitting is easier for you.