since i obviously have nothing better to do i was wondering about picking up some crochet. i've done a little before and it strikes me as slightly easier to (re-)learn than knitting. this was sparked by a fab crochet bag on picture sunday. that will be way out of my league to start, but i wondered whether this might be easy enough.

related links:
how to read a pattern
crochet lessons
crochet stitches with videos
basic crochet instructions

for chosing yarn, here are us/uk equivalents:

4-ply = Sportweight
Doubleknitting = Worsted
Aran = Fisherman or Medium weight
Chunky = Bulky

and for hook sizes conversion chart