As a knit or crochet aficionado, do you get very frustrated if you find you have made a mistake, and have to unpick your work beyond a row or two to fix it? I know some people get so disheartened that they stop work on the project and it ends up stuffed into a cupboard, never finished.
While I can understand this feeling, having been there myself in the past, I never worry too much about having to unpick things any more. Thinking about it recently, I pondered why, and I came to the conclusion that I had simply changed my attitude to it.
I love the physical sensation of knitting and of crocheting. I love how soothing and meditative it is, especially when I’m working with a particularly lovely yarn and set of needles or hook. I figure it really just means I am prolonging the pleasure for myself.
The only exception to the ‘why care?’ attitude might be if you have a deadline to finish the project, but that is rare for me. Usually, I start something because I want to make it, and I just finish when it’s done.
The last project I have to face unpicking; however, a crochet sweater is a little more of a challenge to be happy about. This is mainly because I actually finished the whole thing before I tried it on, only to find that it’s a size too small. So I’ll be unpicking the entire sweater and remaking it all over again.
But I’m determined to do it, because I really want that sweater!