It’s our weekend right now and I enjoyed a wonderful day at home with the family relaxing, making some goulash for dinner and working on my crafts. It was a new recipe for the goulash and it turned out so good. One of those comfort foods that sounded real yummy to try on these cold days. I need to organize the drawers I keep my paper crafts in. I do like to organize, but today it just sounded like too much work. So instead I decided to work with some Sashay yarn I bought recently.
I’m truly more of a crocheter than a knitter. My mom taught me how to do both, but when I knit my shoulder and neck starts to tighten up from an old injury. Because of that I crochet most of the time now. When I started using the Sashay yarn making frilly scarves I did a modified crochet stitch with it. It’s very simple and easy, but honestly it’s always looked a bit loose to me.
Sarah and I were out shopping the other day and I picked up some more yarn. I really wanted a more neutral color scarf and Sarah needed a blue one.
We’ve decided we’ll just share all the scarves I make since we both like the same colors. 🙂 This time though I decided I wanted to try knitting a scarf instead.
I looked up a video on it, and it seemed simple enough so I gave it a try. It does take a lot longer to make and it tightens up my shoulder a bit, but not as bad as it was before. I think because I can’t hold the yarn like I would regular yarn, so it doesn’t pull on my shoulder as much. I’m hoping to finish the scarf by this Saturday or Sunday, but I got a good start on it today.
I like the look of the knitted scarf better than the look of the crocheted one (the knitted one is on the left). It looks more full and I think just more neat and finished.
I do like it better, but honestly not the time it takes to make them. 😉 I know I’ll still pick up different crochet projects once and while because I still prefer crocheting. Speaking of which, here is how my afghan is looking so far.
I like how it’s coming along, though the corners tend to curl a bit. 🙁 Then again most of what I make does that. No matter how hard I try I tend to crochet too tight. But I still like how it looks and how simple the pattern is. And maybe I’ll put both things down and get those craft drawers organized, maybe. 😉