I Crochet To The Beat Of My Own Hook - And I Wouldn't Have It Any Other Way
The first time I realized I crocheted differently was about three years ago. I was crocheting on the train on the way home from work, minding my own business, when a woman across from me asked, "Are you crocheting?"
Since a lot of people don't know the difference between knit and crochet, I assumed she was just asking which hobby I was participating in. I assumed she didn't know how to do either, because most people who ask me what I'm doing when I'm crocheting have never picked up a hook or needles. I assumed she was simply amazed that I was turning a string of yarn into a pair of baby shoes before her eyes.
But she wasn't amazed, she was confused. When I told her, "Yes, I am crocheting" she wrinkled her eyebrows together in the middle of her face and said: "You crochet so weird!"
At first I felt shocked and a little insulted, then confused myself. I crochet weird? What does that mean? Am I actually crocheting? Has my whole crafting journey been a lie?
After a brief moment of panic, I gathered myself together to ask her, "What do you mean?"
"The way you wrap the working end of your yarn, I've never seen anyone crochet like that before."