I crochet. My mum taught me. She has been been Grand Champion in the local Show year after year. I wasn't interested in learning most of my teenage years, but as I grew up, I realised the value in having learned this valuable skill. I play around with crochet mostly in the cooler months.
I cannot knit to save myself. Two needles seems very challenging for some reason.
I know how to knit, but much prefer to crochet. Picking up dropped stitches is so much easier with crochet. Dropped knitting stitches used to drive me mad, and I hardly ever managed to complete my knitting projects.
I often spend Autumn crocheting a new rug every year.
Not this year though, It's been begun, but with winter being more than half over, it may have to wait for 2015 to be finished.
I do both and have done so since I was four years old when I was taught how to knit. At the age of 13 I taught my self to crochet which was made me quite the renegade as all my family was knitters! I use to knit for my daughter when she was little, but I would get my Nanna to sew it together, I was to impatient for that part. Now I mainly crochet blankets for my family members. I don't call them rugs, I call them HUGS as they know that with each stich there has been some of my love put in them. When I can't be there my HUGS can be. I also make them to donate to the Wraps for Love project. It gives me something to do when I sit and watch television and I get a kick out of my efforts making a difference in someones life.
I used to do both! I taught myself to knit when I was stuck in hospital for most of my pregnancy! I decided to learn something a bit more interesting that straight old Knit/purl,and I knitted a fine lace shawl for the baby which I still have!!
I learnt to knit as a child. Mum was a great knitter so she taught me. I was a Brownie and had to do knitting for at least one of the badges I got. I didn't enjoy it so did not continue to knit. i enjoyed other crafts and hobbies more.
My Dad taught me to knit when I was about 8. I knitted for our children but in later years knitted rugs, jumpers and beanies for O'seas missions. I also crochet edges around flannelette to make bunny rugs. I give 6 for 1st baby and 2 for subsequent babies unless it's the opposite sex and I give 4. - always useful.
Can knit, but haven't bothered for decades!
Can't crochet, but my Grandmother did beautiful work. Once did a WHOLE bedspread to be raffled at a Fete!
I've still got my Mum's good Irish linen hankies, which Nanna crocheted around the edges. They'd be at least 60 yo now, but still look beautiful, all starched & pressed.
I used to knit mainly jumpers for the family when I had more time. However in saying that I bought skeins of a beautiful Dutch wool about 45 years ago and the pattern was for cable stitch up the sleeves but becauseIi couldn't decide on the length of the sleeves as in whether I wanted the cuff to be turned back, to this day it remains unfinished in the top of my wardrobe. If I was to finish it now it wouldn't fit me so it is something that one day I may get around to finishing it.