Explaining Crochet and Knitting

9 09 2008

This past weekend, Larry and I joined his friend Greg, his girlfriend Karen, and her son Zhane on a boating/picnic trip. As per my custom, I took my yarn tote with me.

“Does she ever go anywhere without that thing?” Greg asked Larry.

“Nope,” said Larry.

Zane (15 and VERY intelligent) was fascinated with yarn, yarn dyeing, knitting, and crochet. He asked me oodles of questions, which I answered the best I could. Then he asked me the difference between crochet and knitting. He understood the tools were different, but didn’t understand how the products could be different.

I whipped out a book with crochet and knitting patterns for baby items in it. I pointed to a picture of two blankets. One was done in crochet, the other in knitting. The blankets were very similar, but of course, you could tell the difference. As I tried to put it into words, Zane beat me to it.

“Oh, I get it!” he exclaimed. “Knitting looks like a more solid fabric while crochet gives it a more hazy look.”

I told you he was smart. ^_^

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10 09 2009
sandrar

Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. 🙂 Cheers! Sandra. R.

10 09 2009
sandrar

Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. 🙂 Cheers! Sandra. R.

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