One of my lovely customers (you know who you are) challenges me quite often. Every time I relish in it, as creating the same thing over and over becomes quite mundane. One thing I can guarantee you each and every time is that at one point I hate it. I hate what I've done, I can't figure out what I need to do next, I have to rip out half of my work and complain to my lovely partner (who has absolutely no understanding of crochet but still ah hah's and mmmm's to my ramblings). A lot of the time he will tell me to scrap it, if I can't do it, I can't do it, just let her know it can't be done. This may sound unsupportive, but I know he means well, he doesn't want me to stress unnecessarily, (or he doesn't want to hear me complain and is just really good at seeming concerned).
However, what I discovered tonight was this is just part of the creating process. It works for me. And my partner telling me basically to throw in the towel if it's all too hard spurs me on more.
This discovery surprises me as by nature I'm usually looking for an easy out. You may even say kind of lazy... Don't say that to me though or I'd be crushed. When I crochet, however, I don't like to give in easily. It's like a puzzle I have to solve. That's why I prefer to crochet without a pattern and work out what I need to do as I go. And the sense of accomplishment fuels me on further. The only downfall to this is that I continuously fail to write down what I've done so each time I try to recreate it I have to figure it out all over again...
I'm proud to say I haven't failed a challenge yet... and I hope I don't anytime soon
P.S Blanket's finished