I remember being in a local yarn shop one day, I think I was buying my interchangeable Tunisian hooks, when I overheard two women
talking. They were saying that people could either knit or crochet, but most people couldn’t do both. Needless to say, I immediately decided it was time to master knitting. (I don’t know if I mastered it, but I certainly became competent at it.)
Thinking about that day got me wondering, why is there divide between the two crafts? Why do some people think one is better than the other? Or just easier than the other?
Certainly, it depends on what you’re making. I’ve never been comfortable with the idea of crocheted socks and knitted lace always looks like it’s going to snag on something and be ruined. And there are disadvantages to each: crochet tends to take more yarn, knitting unravels easily, etc. However, taken in their entirety, I just don’t see how one outweighs the other in either skill or beauty.
I just don’t get it.
Over to you:
Am I missing something in this debate? Have you faced criticism for choosing one craft over the other? Is this “one’s better than the other” attitude all in my head? (Entirely possible, it’s been one of those months…) Let me know in the comments below.
Off topic corner:
I’ve gotten back to my writing at last, and I’m at the point where I need floor plans to help figure out the plot and setting. Inspired by role-playing game maps, I’ve started transferring some of them from regular graph paper to isometric graph paper. This lets me easily work in 3-D and they turned out kind of cool, IMO, so I thought I’d share a few pics. If you’d like to try it yourself, you can find some free, printable graph paper here. There’s a good video here on how to use it here. It’s a dungeon map, but it covers the basics. It’s really easy, unlike 2-point perspective.