Knitting vs. Crocheting…

Have you ever wondered what the difference between knitting and crocheting is?  Here are a few differences that I have found.

When knitting, you use two needles and make loops.  You keep making a new loop over top of the old one.

When crocheting, you use one hook to make knots.  You keep tying knots onto the old ones.

Knitting is usually slower than crocheting.

Crocheting uses more yarn.

Knitting is looser and softer when finished.

Crocheting is tighter and stronger.

Knitting has fewer stitches to learn.

Crocheting has more unique designs.

It’s easy to drop stitches and ruin a piece when knitting.

It’s hard to lose stitches when crocheting.

Some people prefer crocheting, while some prefer knitting.  Personally, I like both!  Knitting works better when I want something to be soft(like a baby blanket), while crocheting is better when I want to do a project quickly.  I do both knitting and crocheting regularly.  They’re both fun and unique.


Christmas, IN COMING!!!

Christmas must be the fastest time of the year.  I’m positive time doubles it’s speed for the month of December.  Between shopping, baking, making presents, and everything else, the days become a blur.  Yep, Christmas ends up coming quite quickly.  For me, I like to ssttrreettcchh the Christmas season out a little.  It sometimes sounds weird, shopping for Christmas presents in the fall, but often there’s more variety earlier in the year.  It also gives me more time in December to do some Christmas baking.  When Christmas arrives, I can sit back and enjoy time with the family.  But in the mean time, the oven is begging me to use it.  Watch out, Christmas is IN COMING!!!

What’s your favourite part of Christmas?

Filet Crochet, (it rhymes!)

Filet Crochet, sounds complicated, doesn’t it?  Actually it’s not!  Filet crochet is making pictures out of yarn by using open and closed boxes.  Still sound complicated?  Filet crochet is really just one simple stitch along with a simple variation on that same stitch!  My latest yarn project I’m working on is a picture of a horse head using this technique.  (Pictured below)  So many things sound too complicated.  So many things aren’t attempted because they sound complicated.  When you want to try something new, don’t let a fancy name scare you off!  For those of us who knit, we know that a blanket, or sweater aren’t just thrown together.  We have to take it one stitch at a time.  A lot of hard things can be broken down into small, simple steps.  Just take it one step at a time.  Try something new!IMG_0862