There’s a line in a song from Gilbert & Sullivan’s opera Iolanthe that goes “That ev’ry boy and ev’ry gal, That’s born into the world alive, Is either a little Liberal, Or else a little Conservative!”
Now don’t panic, I’m not going to break out into some political diatribe – I merely use the line to illustrate a point. Do we happy band of yarn manipulators define ourselves by one or the other? I started off as a knitter (my grandma taught me) and picked up crochet somewhere along the line, but for the life of me I can’t remember how or when. When my boys were little I was definitely a knitter but since I’ve taken it up again in the last couple of years, I’m as likely to reach for the crochet hook as the needles.