Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Dealing with failures in your knit and crochet

I don't write about failures and negatives much because I don't think there is one way to success. Success comes in many forms and I encourage knitters, crocheters, designer to find their own way. To discover their why and how.

Failure hurts, A LOT. No matter how long you've been at a thing, it still stings. It leaves a bad taste in your mouth and crushes your spirit. But it's how you recover and cope with the failure, turning it into a learning experience, that really matters… and having a strategy before setting out.

I hate telling knitters, crocheters, designers that they will fail. That something they pursue might not turn out as expected. But I feel I must here because I care about you very much. 

Maybe you're ready to dive into knit and/or crochet pattern designing. Maybe you are ready to tackle that next pattern you've been putting off. Do you know where to begin? Maybe not. 

You might not know where you will end up or how you will get there. 

Many people talk about passion. But passion will not get you where you want to go. Or at least, not alone. You will need a strong desire for success and a strategic plan of action.

When we tackle a new pattern that is beyond our skill level, when we take the plunge to write our first pattern, we go at it with our whole heart and with passion. But beyond just that passion, we create a plan of action, seeking help on Youtube to learn the technique. We ask questions of fellow knitters and crocheters. We make a plan to get to where we want to go. Because without a plan, the road is so much harder.

Leave a comment and share your experience of a time you took a chance and was successful.

Until next time...Stitch on!

*A rising tide lifts all boats*


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