A friend was telling me how incredibly fast crochet was and I should try it... I thought, how hard could crochet be? I got me some hooks and yarn; curled up with NexStitch; and began my foundation chain. Okay, crochet is NOT simple if you don't know how to do it. I somehow decrease in every row. My foundation chain is noticeably looser than the rest of my piece. I'm beginning to wonder if there are knitters and there are crocheters and one can learn the other but has a definite afinity/talent for one over the other.
I mean, I want to like crochet. I want to learn to sc, dc, hdc, et cetera! But the odds were not in my favor today. (The crochet gods are laughing at me!)
Tunisian Crochet peaks my interest as well. I even thought I would try that. But once again, there was a problen with my work: this time my left hand edge is loose and sloppy looking. But I will say that I really like the woven look of Tunisian Crochet. ('Would love to see a project using Tunisian Crochet [Afghan Stitch] with tweed yarn!!) And as a knitter I can fully appreciate carrying stitches on the hook.
I was hoping that today's blizzard would facilitate my learning crochet or at the very least foster my excitement for the needle craft. Instead, I have a headache and about 20 swatches of very odd shaped crochet-like things...
Tomorrow will be another day to try. I might as well enjoy being snowed in!!