I’m a crafting, digiscrapping, homeschooling, shutterbug with a voracious appetite for books. I love watching classic movies, making messes, and laughing. 🙂
I think this pretty well sums up why I do what I do….
“Above all else, it is about leaving a mark that I existed: I was here. I was hungry. I was defeated. I was happy. I was sad. I was in love. I was afraid. I was hopeful. I had an idea and I had a good purpose and that’s why I made works of art.” ~Felix Gonzales-Toress
I learned to crochet in junior high home ec, and didn’t pick it up again until around 1996. I’ve crocheted off an on since then. But I’ve always secretly had a longing to learn how to knit too. However, after several attempts I’ve discovered that while I like the *look* of knitting, I really don’ t like the process.
Then about a year ago I ran across a Yahoo group, which led me to a website that claimed that it was possible to make actual knit stitches using a specialized crochet hook. I bought one of the hooks, and gave it a try. Sure enough, I could knit! And Purl! Whoo-hoo!
For whatever reason, this technique is basically unknown in the crafting world. There are very few people who know how to do it, and almost no information on the internet. So I decided to start this blog to share what I’ve learned with others. Hopefully you will find it helpful too. 🙂
And why is it called Knooking? Crocheters often call making a project “hooking” since we use a hook. Since traditional knitting is made with two needles, and this technique makes knit stitches with a hook….Knit + Hooking = Knooking. 🙂
(Sung to “Makin’ Whoopee”, natch)
Another skein, another wool.
How I wish, it was center-pull
Another season, another reason,
For makin’ Knookee
A lot of socks, made late at night,
When I get nervous, each stitch gets tight
My hands are killin’, but it’s so thrillin’
To make Knookee.
Now picture a little stash room,
Just a few skeins here and there
Picture that same sweet stash room
Not an inch of floor is bare.
They think I’m knitting, with pointy sticks,
No, I’m still hookin, but that’s the trick
They’ll say I’m lyin’, my hook is flyin’
Just makin’ Knookee