Hey there hookers!
I've posted a new poll on the top left of this page, and I'd love it if you'd take a moment to vote. I have struggled with crocheting into the foundation chain, and now I use foundation single crochet whenever I can. But for some patterns you do have to use that (tight, twisted, uneven) chain, and I recently learned that there are different approaches. I think the most common way is to insert the hook under the top two strands, but you can also do back-loop only, back and bump, bump only, and probably a million other variations. I'm curious as to who does which, and when, and why.
Regarding the other poll, I can only apologize.
I used to research test construction, and yet I provided you with that horribly crafted question. How could I have asked about "most often," and then encouraged you to choose as many answers as you wanted? There is also the matter of being a self-selected sample: are any of us really surprised that there are more crocheters and no knitters reading this blog?
Hopefully I've done a better job this time ;)