I love to crochet, but I have to admit, the knitting bug has got me! And it's got me thinking... Why not combine the two?! How about using the best techniques from both to create some awesome new patterns?! I really think that's going to be the next development/evolution in terms of crafting with yarn. I'm hoping to get a whole new line of baby items designed soon, though of course, right now, I'm obsessed with making myself a sweater that I can actually wear in public :-) and trying not to get pulled into too many other directions (bright, shiny objects are a weakness of mine...).
As I've been working my way up the learning curve in developing more skills in both crochet and knitting, I came across this blog post on How to Read a Crochet Pattern. The author does such a great job of breaking it down and explaining each step in a sample pattern round. I know one of the toughest things about taking the next step after learning basic crochet stitches is being able to do something with them, and I hope this article will help you decipher that new crochet pattern you've been wanting to try.
Learning how to knit has really made me appreciate the importance of fundamentals and going back to basics, and I think it might actually help me be a better crocheter too!