Knitting vs. Crocheting

"Beautiful things come together one stitch at a time."

What's the difference?

Well, I am not an expert by any means but I have done both so I thought I'd share what I have learned and some of my favorite things.

Knitting:

Knitting utilizes two needles.  The two basic stitches for knitting are Knit and Purl. Needles come in all sizes and materials.  The larger the needle the larger the stitch and the quicker the knit.  I have to say that I have used both metal and bamboo and I highly recommend bamboo. Metal needles are inexpensive but yarn tends to slide off metal.  Also, I love circular needles, not just for circular knitting.  Did I say I love circular needles?

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Crocheting:

The basic tool for crocheting is a crochet hook.  The basic stitch for crochet is the chain stitch.  Crochet hooks come in both metal and bamboo. I haven't done enough crocheting to have an opinion.  I used metal hooks and they worked fine.

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Metal Crochet Hooks from Joann's

 

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Bamboo Crochet Hooks

I thought I'd share some of my favorite things...

Be sure to come back Monday when we'll continue our knitting theme with "Is Knitting Sexy?"

Thanks for stopping by...

Until next time,

Susan

 

 

 

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DIY - 5 Easy Do It Yourself Decorating Projects

Today I thought I'd share 5 easy DIY projects that I found on Pinterest.  Some I've done; others I want to do.  Check them out and let me know what you think. 

DIY Project 1: Paint a blackboard wall - what a great idea for a kitchen!

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Too much for you?  How about painting a pantry door?

 

DIY Project 2: Dress up closet doors - I love this, especially if your doors a plain!
 
 
DIY Project 3: Painted Wallpaper - I love this idea.  I've done this with a stencil and it's really not that hard. 
 

 
DIY Project 4: Make your own artwork - I love this one and may have to try it myself.  Just purchase a canvas and wooden letters at Joann's, Hobby Lobby, or Michaels.  Glue, spray paint, and there you go!  Instant art!
 
 
DIY Project 5: Button Art - Fun but a little time consuming!  Here is a button pillow I made for my granddaughter. 

 
I'd love to try creating framed artwork.
 
 
Follow this blog or check back for more of my favorite DIY projects coming up in the next few weeks.
 
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Until next time,
 
 
 
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