I am a library student at the University of Pittsburgh and for my intro to information technology class we are required to maintain a blog through out the term. I debated back and forth about what I should blog about. I don't read enough news to talk about that, I don't watch enough movies to blog about that and I don't do anything very exciting otherwise (I'm a full time grad student that is socially retarded for Pete's sake). However, I love to knit and crochet. There are many really good knit blogs out there, such as Yarn Harlot, and I don't know if I can contribute to the knitting world in the same caliber by posting patterns and such. But I realized that if I blog about knitting for class, I would have to knit in order to blog about it. Ergo, I HAVE to knit FOR HOMEWORK! Wow, it really is possible to rationalize anything.
I have been crocheting for about four years now. My mom taught me how to crochet to make kippahs/yarmulkes but I really got started crocheting while I spent a year in Israel. Every girl in school with me there was crocheting blankets by making row after row of double crochet, and while this is perfectly valid, I found it to be inefficient. So I sat down at the computer and taught myself how to crochet a granny square from Crochet Cabana.
When I got to college I then learned to knit with the help of my friend Masha (a total evil knit genius). While I don't consider myself an expert knitter I really enjoy it and am always trying to challenge myself to try new things. Mostly because I go "I want to make THIS" even though I don't always know the techniques.