Today is the last day of the 3rd Annual Knit and Crochet Blog Week Day 7, or 3KCBWDAY7 for short.

3rd Annual Knitting and Crochet Blog Week

Finding out about this week on the first day has made posting every day a challenge in itself.  And you know, it feels GREAT!

The topics did challenge me.  Mostly about sharing more of myself and my craft.  And isn’t that what blogging is all about?

I’m thrilled so many people have stopped by this week, and hope you’ll come back.  If there’s something you want to see covered in a future post, you can click here to leave a request on the “Ask Your Questions Here” post.

So here’s today’s topic – 

Crafting Balance

Are you a knitter or a crocheter, or are you a bit of both? If you are monogamous in your yarn-based crafting, is it because you do not enjoy the other craft or have you simply never given yourself the push to learn it? Is it because the items that you best enjoy crafting are more suited to the needles or the hook? Do you plan on ever trying to take up and fully learn the other craft? If you are equally comfortable knitting as you are crocheting, how do you balance both crafts? Do you always have projects of each on the go, or do you go through periods of favoring one over the other? How did you come to learn and love your craft(s)?


My mother mostly crocheted, although she did both.  As you can see from this photo of some items she made –

Crocheted and Knitted Items Showing Balancing Both Crafts

She taught us the basics of both.  My sister and I started with a knitting spool, then graduated to either knitting or crochet.  I’m not sure why I started knitting and my sister crochet. 

After a while, we taught each other to do the other craft.  Crocheting is more work for me as I find I need to concentrate more on it. 

Lately, I pick up a crochet hook mostly –

  • To provisionally cast on…
  • To pick up a dropped stitch or…
  • To crochet an edging – usually single crochet.

Usually I have one project at a time, although there are exceptions to every rule!

And my idea of balance is to knit or crochet what and when I want. 🙂

Whether that’s planning projects in detail or spur of the moment, I enjoy both.

How do you balance crafts in your life?

Are you a knitter, crocheter, or both?

Is one easier than the other?

Leave a comment with your answers.

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Ina Gilmore, M.D. (Retired)
“The Knitting Dr.”

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