I love making these little circles, they are so quick and easy to pick up in odd moments. I don't have enough yarn for a blanket( I was so inspired by Snippa's blanket, check it out) but do have enough for a Christmas gift....you'll have to wait and see what it is.
I think crochet is easier than knitting and more portable. If the hook slides away you only have one stitch to find, rather than a dropped row. I am curious though - which one do other people find easier?