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I've been doing Tunisian Crochet (also called the afghan stitch). It's crochet but the loops stay on the hook so you work a forward and a return without ever turning the work around. Easy-peasy and loads of good tutes on the Net. I took a crochet class last spring and told the instructor she should start folks with this before even teaching single crochet! It makes a pretty, tight, almost woven-looking fabric and is nearly mindless. If you're interested and want a few URLs let me know.
Be warned, however; yarn is every bit as addicting as fabric is!
I have no idea. I have never knitted, and am only capable of chain stitch with my crochet. (I could make a huge loooooong string I guess...)
I embroider while I watch t.v. I keep whatever I am working on in an ice cream bucket with scissors and thread so that I can take it with me anywhere. (I take it to the bus stop every day while I wait for my son.) I usually only embroider quilt squares, but I have embellished jeans or other clothes before.
Oh! Or I hand quilt if I have something that warrants it.
Depends how old you are and how your thumbs are feeling. I do both and as I get older the crocheting hurts my thumbs. Go for knittingmarilyn in Nakusp
I'm a beginning knitter and I tried hard to enjoy crochet, but didn't. I do enjoy knitting and the variety of things that can be made. Give it a go with something easy like a wool scarf before you invest much into it.
I have been a knitter since my Grandma taught me - I was 15 - I won't get into how long ago that was but you get the picture :) Knitting is easy once you get the hang of it and same goes for crochet (which I still consider myself a beginner at). Just do small projects in the beginning - when I started knitting I made a blanket of squares in different patterns and then stitched them together. For crocheting I learned to make those easy dischloths with the handicrafters cotton - super easy and they are useful too! Good luck! Any knitting questions fire them my way I'd be happy to help answer them.
Hi Andrea,I can't help you with your dilemma, but I know someone who can. Her name is Dawn at http://sewritzytitzy.blogspot.com/She does such beautiful work. I didn't tell her I was sending you over there, but tell her I said Hi.~Karen~
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