Tuesday, August 23, 2011

It Seemed Like Such A Good Idea

I have been becoming more and more interested in knitting lately. Knitting has never interested me in the past, but my friend Jen tells me she thinks it's easier than crochet. And I keep seeing beautiful knitted things around blogland like Kat's blanket and I keep leaving comments like "I wish I could knit".
I thought that the blanket you make with the magazine looked pretty cool and decided to give it a go. When I got home I started to think...how many issues are there to complete the blanket? How many do you reckon? 30? 40? 50?
90 issues! I kid you not! And a grand total cost of $707.50AUD.
Now it's really not looking like such a good idea!

7 comments:

Wendy said...

I disagree with your friend, crochet is definitely easier than knitting! I think you should give the project a go, just don't buy the magazines, once you've got started, you can find loads of different knitting stitches free on the internet and I guess that's how the blanket is made?

Kat said...

I agree with Wendy, crochet is heaps easier than knitting. I knit more because I have done it for longer but I do think crochet is easier. Thanks for the shout out about my blanket too. Much appreciated! It is no where near as good as your amazing quilts though. Now that is something I wish I could do.

Jennie said...

Eva and I started with knitting, but we now much prefer crochet!! Its just a matter of getting used to holding it the right way i think! I prefer the different looks you can get with crochet too. I'm on my third different blanket, and i only really know how to do one stitch!

Jennie said...
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Jenny said...

Maybe I need some of these ladies to give me some crochet tips! I find it very confusing!

Cat said...

LOL whoops - well at least they are honest

I'm leaving messages all over blog land "I wish I could crochet"

Little Gumnut said...

Horrendous cost for the mag! I can teach you to knit for free!!!! And I find crocheting easier just because it grows quicker and you drop stitches less!