The Knook

Toys. Admit it, everyone needs them. Children use them to build up a creative imagination and, well, so do adults. As we get older our “toys” change from simple things to more complex objects that we focus on. For some it may be motorcycles, boats, computers, video games, and handcrafting of some sort. Woodworking, sewing, knitting, crocheting, quilting, scrap-booking,and painting just to list a few. Point is the Creator made us to be creative. How great is that? We need to find outlets that express our creativity in ways we can find joy and even share our happiness with others. I must tell you, I got a new toy last Friday that has been fun experimenting with. It is called the Knook, by Leisure Art. For $7.00 at Wal-Mart you can get this kit that contains 3 bamboo crochet hooks, 3 cords, an instruction booklet with 4 projects. I have not had success in teaching myself how to knit with two needles. Espesially left handed. Probably the selling point on this kit for me was that Leisure Arts thought to give just as clear instructions for lefties as they do for right handed crafters. 🙂 It teaches how to knit with a crochet hook{ and a nylon cord}. In some research that I have done, this is not a new method, but it has not been really been widely used in the USA. I have a feeling that is about to change! 😉 Also I am getting excited to use the patterns in “Knit 1, Purl 2 in crochet” by Bendy Carter. It now seems a little less intimidating that I can use a crochet hook, any hook, and create a work that looks like knitted fabric. Knowing there are some variations to both methods, I think that the Knook has prepared me for working some of the projects in “Knit 1, Purl 2 in crochet” because it would seem that they both have the basic principle of how to hold your hook and yarn.  All I can do is practice both and see what the differences are.

Until next time, don’t worry be crafty! Jama