Sunday, 29 April 2012

3KCBWDAY7 - Crafting Balance


I can't believe it is the last day of knitting and crochet blog week already! It has gone so quick! Ahhh well they say 'time flys when your having fun'!

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 am very happy to say I can both crochet and knit! :D

I started knitting because I wanted to make knitted toys like I kept seeing in the shops. My mum taught me the basics like how to cast on and off and knit and purl stitch and now I am continuing to learn new knitting techniques myself :)

I came to learn crochet because in all the knitting magazines I bought there would always be crochet patterns and it made me sad when I saw cool projects but couldn't make them. I felt like a whole fun-filled world was closed off especially when I saw super cute amigumi patterns! I found it quite hard to learn crochet as I had to completely teach myself. No one I knew knew how to crochet so they couldn't steer me in the right direction when I was  getting things wrong but with the help of Youtube and the very friendly people over at Ravelry I got there in the end and I am so happy I did :-) Now I am continuing work on learning more advanced crochet skills such as different stitches and as I mentioned yesterday I reallly want to try crochet intarsia soon.

In answer to how I balance my crafts, it usually just happens! :0P I choose (or design :o) a project that I want to do, whether it be crochet or knitting, and usually I end up alternating between knitting and crochet. I think I will start being more concious soon to make sure I get learning all those skills I want to learn for both crafts!

 Thank you all soo much for reading my posts this week (and thanks for all the other times you have stopped by and read them :) I hope you had fun! I have had TONS!!! of fun and have read so many interesting posts but other knitting and crochet bloggers :D

Thank you very much to Eskimimi makes for organsing the whole thing!

See you all again very soon,

Bye xxxXxx


  1. I've enjoyed your posts this week Jordan! Thanks for reading mine too. I'm so impressed that you taught yourself to crochet, I found it difficult enough and I had my Mum to teach me! Hope you've had a great weekend. Laura x

  2. Chaucer's Aunty: Thanks! Im glad :D I really enjoyed yours too :) Hehehe! You too xxx


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