I am self taught at crochet and am now learning to knit. I know more crochet but I wouldn't say it's easier. Here is what I can offer: either one will be hard for a time. I have had big moments of frustratioin with both but if you dig in and continue to learn rather than give up, you will be satisfied with the results.
OK, I am excited to make one of these (chokers!) but I have one question, what is this TRC stitch of which you speak? Triple crochet? I am new to this but am having so much fun with all my new crochet!!
I just took a beginning knitting class at SWAK and had a great time! I bought my supplies there and really found the opposite to be true. This isn't to say that other people might have had these nasty problems, I just had a good time there.
On another note, OKC folks should be aware that Carol's Knitting Studio at Southwest 90th and Penn has a totally welcoming atmosphere! She is small but has only been in business for about 5 months. Carol chatted with me and gave me lots of great beginning knitting tips along with crochet advice.
Thanks, everyone! I am slowly working the original pattern with one strand of eyelash (e is for eyelash, e is for evil!) and have paired it up with a Bernat Soft Boucle (a charming yarn that I scored for a buck a skien!! really!!!).
After 15 min of work that would usually give me tons of scarf-ness, I have a piece that looks more like one of Bert from Sesame Street's eyebrows. It will be slow going, but mom is worth it.
What has started as the perfect gift for my mother has become a slow descent into the depths!
I am trying the scarf made from eyelash yarn on the Lion site. It is simple enough but I am having the hardest time finding my stiches with this yarn! Can anyone help me wrap my beginning crochet head around this? Any tricks??
Thanks for the felting help, BTW. Have not had time to experiment with this yet.