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Unfortunately, knit and crochet projects can get frustrating. It can be because of an inspiration block, not understanding the instructions, or a mistake that means having to rip out a lot of work you’ve already done.
My typical modus operandi has been to stop when I get frustrated and wait till the next day or a couple of hours later to pick it up again. Sometimes I stop and take a shower (even if I already had one) because I find it relaxing. It helps me to calm down before tackling the project again.
In some ways, this works. But I can’t help but wondering if I should try to just stick through the frustrating parts without the break and try and teach myself to just not get as frustrated.
What do you do when you run into a snag? Do you power through? Do you pause to regroup? What do you think are the pros and cons of the different ways of doing it?
Wow, I’m a little spusrired to hear a knitter being so judgmental about who knitting is for. I focus on small, fast projects because otherwise I wouldn’t finish much. I can only knit a few hours a week without severe pain from the carpal tunnel I picked up during one of my college jobs. At the risk of sounding bitchy, I’m not going to feel like some knitting inferior just because someone without my issue could finish my typical projects in a weekend.I’ve enjoyed One Skein, and have used six patterns from it so far. The other quick knit pattern books have seemed less than impressive in terms of quality and originality of the projects, but this is a problem with knitting books in general.I promised myself awhile back that I’d never buy another book that included pattern for a yoga mat bag.