About 35 years ago, I was a crochetaholic. I didn't know anyone who knitted. My aunt who lived across the street was an avid crocheter and so I just gravitated toward crochet. She had a great swing in her yard that faced a fairly well traveled street, and after work at night, I would go over and sit with her for an hourish and swing, talk and crochet.
At the time, I crocheted a lot of afghans and a couple of baby sweaters for friends. I crocheted the Tall Guy a very large sweater out a super bulky yarn that could have fit king kong. I remember I tried shrinking it by putting it in hot water. Big Mistake - it grew, did not shrink! Somewhere buried there is a picture.
At the time, I thought it was too bad that there were not more crocheted adult things. If I had been smart at the time, I would have put on my designer hat on and created some really cool crocheted garments. Could have been a good part time job eh?
But, because I did not really care for the look of crocheted garments (and the fact that all I was crocheting with was mostly worsted weight yarn), I turned to knitting and never really looked back on crochet. Crochet seems to making a come back, doesn't it?!
Yesterday, at Knit 4 Together, we were discussing the line up of Stitches Midwest classes. A couple of things that have been swirlin around in my brain, even before the discussion yesterday, have today after a good night's sleep kind of helped me make some decisions when it comes to what I knit for me.
But, the blog will have to wait for those revelations until tomorrow, I have some knitting to do on the last border of the baby blanket. This is one I will not knit again, or if I do, I'll do the borders differently.