I was at Hobby Lobby not too long ago, checking out and looked over at the lady behind me. She had a piece of knitting work-in-progress in her basket and it was camouflage looking. She was making a little jacket or something and was buying the pink version of the camo yarn. I was so taken with the idea of a little camo jacket/sweater for a baby (that teacher we know who is pregnant, specifically) that I bought some of the same yarn and started knitting away all excited. For 3 days or so, I was knitting, knitting, knitting and not getting very far. I started feeling a little frustrated. I finished the back piece of the sweater I was working on and I realized my stitches were awfully loose. Grrrrr….I decided to ditch the knitting and pulled it all out. Humph. A little later that day I was at the library and came across a crochet pattern book for making things for babies. I checked it out and came across a pattern I liked. And I started crocheting. I literally was just about done in one evening. Granted, it’s not a full out sweater, but still…I made something I think is cute with that camo yarn…
And I had enough left over to make a little hat to go with the vest. I love the texture of the stitches, which is alternating single and double crochets.
And this is why I say I am a crochet-er and not a knitter. I feel like I’m much more efficient at crocheting. I really like the idea of knitting, it’s the execution of it that bogs me down. LOL Maybe if I kept practicing, but a gift is not a good practice piece.
I’ve been doing a little papercrafting too, but I don’t have anything completed yet to share with you. Maybe soon, though.
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