Back when I was stitching all those balls, I gathered a hell of a lot of that Perle cotton, the number five type and when I saw this crocheted pin cushion I thought I needed to make one as soon as possible. I don't do much crochet or sewing myself, but why not?
Which brings me to this: I have often wondered why knitters, especially, happen to be one-type lovers when it comes to their crafts. I mean, the knitters, many or most of them are so knitter-like that when a crochet item comes into play they blanch. Me? I always sort of go with it, but the whole crochet thing has always made me stand there and wonder: If knitting is that more difficult than crochet, then why is it that knitters have so much trouble with crochet?
Crochet, in my mind, is supposed to be an introduction to stitchery. Well, not totally an introduction to all stitchery, because to be fair, we have the more advanced types like filet crochet, the Tunisian crochet, and we have the confusion between the English and the British double crochets, which has provided many of us, me included, with all manner of hah-hah moments, including finished caps that are twice the size I intended them to be, but oh well. (I guess I was supposed to know that single crochet was the same as double in those English patterns. I'm not bitter.)
All I'm saying is, I guess, what I am saying is, when I read that you're upset that a knitting pattern or magazine has two lines of crochet in it, I feel bad and a little frustrated. It's only yarn and if you can manage two needles for knitting, then certainly only one shouldn't be too much trouble.
If you're not a crochet lover, I'm sure you'll convert after I'm finished with these little skeins.
I have friends who needlepoint AND knit.
I have friends who quilt AND knit.
I have friends who sew AND knit.
I have friends who crochet AND sew.
I have friends who cook AND knit AND sew.
I have friends who freakin' hook rugs AND knit AND sew.
I have friends who crochet AND crochet.
And I have friends who knit AND knit.
But I do not have more than a few friends who both knit and crochet and I am sincerely asking why (Because, sisters and brothers, it's all yarn, and I do not know the answer to that question. If I knew I would tell you...so why don't you please tell me why oh' why?)
P.S. I really want to know.