(I tried searching for the answers before posting and couldn't find anything really useful...if somebody has already posted this then I apologize!)
Hello! I am just starting to learn how to crochet, but I'm an experienced knitter. When switching over, I have found some things kind of puzzling, so of course I thought of all you craftsters to help me out. I've been working on the Headphone Whale by Roman Sock (http://littlegreen.typepad.com/romansock/
). I don't seem to have any problems so far, but I've been having a hell of a time keeping track of where I am in the pattern. Usually if I was knitting in the round, I'd use a stitch marker to keep track of where I was. But in crochet, there's no needle, so nothing to put the marker on. I've just been counting my stitches as I go, but surely there is an easier way to do this?
Also, I was wondering if anyone could recommend some resources specifically aimed at knitters-learning-to-crochet? I've been a bit frustrated because I'm used to doing quite complicated projects and so many of the beginning crochet projects seem a bit lame. I have enough scarves already!
I'm also used to nice online mags and helpful sites like Knitty or KnittingHelp.com. Are there crochet equivalents to these things? Where do all the cool crochet kids hang out? Enquiring minds want to know!