Saturday, March 17, 2012

Crocheting a tunic

I've started a new project.  I'll be making a crocheted tunic.  I like the fancy edging on it, so I decided to go ahead, dye up enough for the project, and cast on.  You know how this goes, right?  I start making the tunic.  Then I think, gee, this tunic requires an undershirt.  Why don't I make one of those, too? So I spend more time looking at tank patterns than actually crocheting.  Lol!

Here's the yarn for the new tunic. 

There's been so much debate on whether crochet is better/worse than knitting, etc.  I was very fortunate early on and received the following advice. I remember being at a big box store about a decade ago.  I was hunting for a craft project and there was a woman nearby who was browsing the pattern books.  So I asked her which would be better to learn - crochet or knitting.  I clearly remember her reply: "They are both good to know. They both take some practice to get the hang of, but you can't go wrong with either of them..."  So I didn't get a biased response, and consequently, I learned both without worrying too much about which was "better". 

I'll post project pictures as I progress...