I go walking in my sleep.... No, not really. I just typed in that title and that Billy Joel song (that I used to hate) ran through my head. At least it gives me a break from my usual song running through my head - CCR's Looking out my Back Door (Don't ask, as I don't know why but it's been there for months).
No, in the middle of the night, this night anyway, I'm trying hard not to disturb "my" babies and let them be as they are not causing their monitors to alarm at this time and why mess with what's working. I've done the bulk of my projects that I can do right now (work projects) and now I let other thoughts race through my mind.
This may not be a good thing as my personal thoughts may or may not make sense and may or may not run through mind in a logical order. Is that enough to tell you already that this isn't going to... what can I say, I have to preserve the sane part of my mind for the babies...
No, seriously now, I have started to think in my "downtime" about two questions raised on one of the forums I visit. The first, what are your 5 knitting strengths and the second the companion to that, what are your 5 knitting weaknesses? And it's taken me a good little bit to find my answers. But I've tried and I thought I would share them with you all. (See there is a point to the post other than just rambling on in the middle of the night. )
5 Knitting Strengths:
1. I'm willing to try to do anything if it's a pattern I'm interested in making.
2. I'm able to take a project in peices and work through it instead of just believing that I can't do it because the directions are complicated.
3. I'm not self concious about my technique and will use my technique even in public.
4. I don't become intimidated by the amount of stitches that may be on the needles at the biggest part of the project
5. I can put my work down in the middle of the row and come back to it with out most major catastrophe's happen. (I know some of you will discount this as I don't have pets or children but I've done this in my parents house too and that has both.)
5 Knitting Weaknesses
1. I'm too easily willing to frog my projects (can we say 10 starts at least on my Feather and Fan...)
2. I don't trust myself to work with expensive yarns.
3. I underestimate the amount of time it takes me to complete projects.
4. I constantly seek out approval for my yarn, color, and gauge choices...
5. If I feel stuck on it I'll let the project hibernate out of fear of doing it wrong.
And you know, for me the same (except for number 5 in strengths) applies to me in crochet.
So, how about you all? What are the five strengths and weaknesses in the crafts that you do?
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