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P is for Practice

24 Aug

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 :)

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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)

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4 Comments

Posted by on August 24, 2011 in Rambles and Reflections

 

4 responses to “P is for Practice

  1. florencefrazier2002

    August 24, 2011 at 11:56 am

    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!

     
  2. Kat

    August 24, 2011 at 5:01 pm

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

     
  3. CrochetBlogger

    August 24, 2011 at 5:21 pm

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

     
  4. Sharon (witchyknits)

    August 27, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    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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