there are tons of people here that are pro crocheting over knitting, but as a knit-aholic, i must take my stand.
i'm a spaz when it comes to crocheting. i can do it. i know i can. i'm just horrible at it. i think it's because i feel like a gimp when i crochet. funky hand positioning, yarn everywhere, counting, always paying attention... totally doesn't work with my ADD. with knitting i feel a lot more calm, i don't have to pay much attention when i just zone out watching tv or a movie or reading. i've noticed when i crochet i always lose count of how many stitches across or i make an extra loop on a triple when i should've doubled. end result? an unidentifiable quadrilateral that ends up being a play toy for the cats. frustrating.
and the worst thing is? i'm the child of an avid crocheter. *hangs head in shame*
knitting just seemed easier for me to pick up. i didn't feel awkward holding the needles or the yarn. if i did the stitches correctly i wouldn't have to count and would blindly start knitting away and 3 hours later... voila! scarf!
also, for crocheting, i've noticed a lot or work is done in really fine yarn. i like chunky knits, so making things in chunky yarn really cuts down the time on a project. aah... instant gratification.