When I was planning inventory for my Heidi's Nest store back in January, I initially planned to make knit hats, scarves and blankets via loom knitting. I had started loom knitting about 3 years ago and really enjoyed it and it was easy to do, quick, easy to teach others and also easy to keep track of stitches because they didn't fall off the loom.
Once I started making more things, I thought that I should learn how to knit to make newborn hats and booties. I taught myself but it seemed to take forever to finish something (even though I did finish some booties) and I was wondering how I was going to finish all the inventory that I had planned to make.
There seemed to be interest growing online in learning to crochet and I had always wanted to learn so I jumped in and taught myself that via youtube videos. I did crochet some items and some items I knitted but after a few months I have really taken to crochet more. I think being able to finish things faster helps but it seems that crochet is much more natural to me that knitting.
I think there are pros and cons to each method. Knitting is better for clothes and form fitting items and certain yarns such as eyelash yarns, fun furs, etc are really, really hard to crochet. You can't see stitches very well and those yarns seem to do better with knitting and are even easier to loom knit with! Knitting uses less yarn while crocheting is easier (at least for me) to take out rows that I screwed up and not having to start all over again.
I am still a beginner with both skills but enjoy learning and expanding my skills. One thing that I haven't practiced yet is changing colors but I am ready to tackle that soon. Once I knock out a few sewing things I am going to try and crochet B an ear flap hat for when it gets colder.