I crochet well and I can knit to a degree, but I am too lazy.
Not to say I don't take tremendous time designing my patterns for making baby booties. It is just that when I sit down to make something, I want to see the results quickly.
For me, sewing is so much faster than crocheting and way faster than knitting. I can whip up a pair of booties in literally, minutes. Wha La, Done.
I am really good with a sewing machine and scissors. I can take them where they may have never tread before, especially scissors. (But that is another subject)
I started sewing when I was 5, thus it has been a long affair and I am still in love.
It was at age 10 or 11 that I learned to knit, crochet and cross stitch. I still do them, but I have spent the least amount of time knitting. I have to relearn to knit each time I decide I want to knit something. Too much time, taken away from sewing. A change is good, right?
I need change to keep from getting bored, even when sewing. To illustrate this point, we'll take the "Way-back machine" to 1982 when I worked for JC Penney in their Tailoring department in Harrisburg PA, doing alterations.
Each day we had a pile of mens pants to hem, take in or let out and press. We'd sort them by color so we didn't have to change the thread on the sewing machine so often. Just to break the tedium of the job, I'd psyche myself by getting excited about changing the thread to a new color.
Other things we did to break the monotony was to add little pictures to the calendar that hung above the machines. Our "boss" Gus Catalano, loved sail boats and the calendars were usually that theme. We'd add boats, birds, people, trees, etc and then we'd try to spot the new items without feeling the page. He was so much fun and I learned a lot from him. (I could do a whole blog on him and maybe I will)
The moral of this story is; My bootie patterns are fun and easy to make and...faster than crocheting or knitting. (At least for me) LOL
Patterns and fabric are available HERE and HERE