To the two of you-- why not use it as an excuse to learn knitting, instead?
! Learning more crafty awesomeness = always good!!! xD
(also, I have absolutely no idea how you'd make crochet twist -giggles- )
-edit- I realized I skipped over the "I can't knit to save my life" line... oops. Well in that case I guess not... but still, knitting is so neat :< ignore me XD
I truly did try to learn how to knit! I used to bowl with a bunch of "older" ladies and they were giving me instructions in between frames. Alas, after taking almost 5 years to finish a small baby blanket, which ended up full of holes, I gave away my needles and re-learned crochet!
I'll just have to continue to ooh and ahh over fabulous knitted items like this!