I tried out the scribbling with crochet and found it MUCH easier to handle. Not having all the live stitches in the way really helped keep things in order. It's still a bit hectic, but I got through this swatch in less than half the time of the knitted one. Thank goodness I procrastinated long enough to try this out instead. I've already got some of the tutorial written (in my head), and there will be instructions for knitting OR crocheting so you can each pick your favorite method. Ooo, now comes the fun part--choosing which yarns to use.