Personally I find crochet gives quick results and I find it easy to correct any mistakes, as all I have to to is unravel to the error and recommence.
I find knitting harder. While the knitting itself is reasonably straightforward, mistakes are more tricky to fix, and usually mean that I have to unravel the entire project and start again from scratch, which I find frustrating.
Crochet is great for creating texture, such as this, my last minute scarf . . .
and creating design features, such as these daisies I incorporated into a valance . . .
However it is obvious that knitting has some advantages over crochet. Knitting can create lovely, smooth, fabrics. It can also accommodate shaping more easily than crochet - for example, when making garments such as gloves or socks. Smooth socks are more comfy than bobbly ones!
For example, here's my last successful knitting project - a pair of fair isle socks (the pattern is here). They are a bit rough (particularly at the cuff), but I was pleased that I got there in the end!
So from time to time I feel I should give knitting another go - and here we are.
My 'have a go' project on this occasion is this baby blanket by PurlBee. I am using yarn from my stash . . . I figured I should try and use up the self-striping yarn I used on this unsatisfactory project.
The pattern is almost exclusively knit stitch, so nice and easy. Hopefully I won't make too many mistakes. I even went out and bought a circular needle! Until I did a bit of research on why the pattern called for a circular needle, I had not known that circular needles are also useful for non-circular projects that are too wide and heavy for standard knitting needles - such as blankets. (Thank you once again Doctor Google!)
With past knitting projects my usual modus operandi to abandon the project if I have to unravel and start again too many times. But so far, so good . . .
Interestingly, I think the yarn looks a lot more attractive knitted than it did crocheted.
With knitting I can never be sure whether I will persevere and complete the project. But here goes anyway!