Don’t worry, this is yarn related.
A few times recently some lovely fellow bloggers have told me I’m clever in relation to something I’ve made. This is very kind of them and I totally accept their compliments. I’m not against compliments! And it is lovely to be told people appreciate what you’re making.
However the truth is though, I’m not especially clever at knitting or crochet. I’m reasonably good at knitting and competent at crochet. I can follow a pattern and I’m willing to try anything. But what I have in abundance, which I suspect is half the battle, is confidence.
It never occurs to me that I can’t do something, unless it becomes brutally plain through trial that I can’t… and with knitting and crochet I just keep doing it. I practice these crafts A LOT. I am also a world class bodger. I hardly ever rip stuff out and start again; I just fix problems.
My colleague once said something to me that I’ve never forgotten. She’s a really good knitter and she said ‘I never think my stuff is good enough to give to anyone as a present.’ I just looked at her. It had NEVER occurred to me to consider whether my creations were good enough! I just gave them to my family and expected them to like them because I’d made it. I’m fairly sure they do, but…
I think this post tells you an awful lot about me 😄