Tuesday, August 23, 2011

P is for Practice

One of the most important words for crochet is practice. I know the only reason that I am able to keep a relatively steady gauge and tension is that I have had many years to practice the craft - this isn't to say when I take on a new technique of crochet that I don't have problems... I do. I just keep at it until it looks right and I can do it consistently.
a boo-boo

An example would be my recent return to knitting. I am by far good at it. In fact, dare I say - I stink to the high heavens! My tension is strange and I am constantly splitting the yarn or twisting the stitch the wrong way. That may not sound promising but the truth is - I'm a lot better than I was a month ago. I am doing all of those same things but with much less frequency - and that, to me dear readers, is progress! (another P word, YAY!)

I know that learning a new craft is frustrating and sometimes daunting. The hook doesn't want to grab the yarn or the yarn has a death grip on the hook... but I promise you with practice you will progress to precision in producing professional looking pieces.

HA - now that's a lot of Ps :)

This post is part of the ABCs with the Accidental Knitter meme. To see other posts, visit the Ravelry Forum Thread for her meme. (link here)


florencefrazier2002 said...

LOL  Very cute and very true.  I discovered two dropped stitches in a piece I was knitting yesterday.  Frustrating but I learned how to pick them up without tearing it out, which is a good thing!  You are doing great!

Kat said...

That's a lot of P's there Miss Cris. Dare I say 'Positively Pleasant'! :o)

CrochetBlogger said...

Great alliteration. :)  And it's true, practice makes perfect. And challenging yourself in your practice helps develop new skills.

Sharon (witchyknits) said...

Keep at it - you're doing great!  I'm fairly new to crochet so I feel your pain with the knitting...

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