It's not that I didn't love knitting. I think it's awesome. I like that it uses less yarn than crochet and I think the stockinette stitch looks amazing. It's a bit classier and more refined than crochet in my opinion.
But I LOVE crochet. Truth be told I feel a bit unfaithful to my craft when I pick up the knitting needles. But last year I did it anyhow and knitted an afghan for my husband.
I crocheted the Lion Brand 5 1/2 Hour afghan for my mother-in-law two Christmases ago and my husband loved it so much that he declared that he needed one of his own.
I kind of thought it was the Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick yarn that drew him in because it's so rich and luxurious and cozy. So I thought I'd one-up the previous years' afghan by making the Lion Brand Plush Throw--a knitted afghan that uses the same yarn.
It took a month of stolen moments and knitting marathons, but I finally finished the knitted afghan. It's rich and luxurious and cozy--but it's also WAY too heavy for Floridians. There are like 3 days a year in which this afghan would be called upon for use. So, my one-upping really did no good.
There's no denying that it's a simple and gorgeous blanket, made with awesome yarn and love. I'm also happy to have conquered a large knitting project.
But guys, it's just not crochet. I'll leave you with a shirt that I totally need...
Crocheters and knitters--are you a switch hitter? Do you do both or do you have a strong preference for one over the other? Perhaps if I lived in a cooler climate then knitting might be more appealing for the sake of the awesome sweaters and socks, but here and now, crochet has my heart.