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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?