13 June 2011

F is for...


There.  I've said it.  I'm a fastidious knitter.  If I can't get it right, I frog it and try again.  I'm not one who can look at an error, no matter how minute, and simply let it pass.  I have to work back and fix it.  The reason being - it will be the only thing I see.

I try to tell myself that every beautiful, gorgeous and inspiring Persian rug has a flaw.  You would think that would make me feel better, right?  Wrong.  If it is placed on purpose because they believe that only God can make perfect things, then by placing the agreed upon imperfection, the rug is therefore perfect.  See, circular logic can be frustrating and fun all at the same time!

It's okay though.  I enjoy being a fastidious knitter.  It challenges me to be better, to try harder and to never give less than my best - a gift my parents gave me at a young age and one for which I am most grateful.  So go ahead, call me fussy, OCD, perfectionist or fastidious if you like - I know my work will be all the better for it.

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  1. I used to be able to overlook any mistakes but not anymore. I also get frustrated when I can't figure out just where I went wrong.

  2. I'm really not a fastidious knitter! If the error is so bad that I can't help but notice, then I'll fix it, otherwise it'll stay ;) Mainly because I don't notice for ages, and I knit slowly!

  3. Ahhhh like minded here :) It is hard for me to move passed a known error. If I know its there then it is my duty to fix it. perhaps this is why I choose crochet as my primary rather than knitting.. because I'm also a SLOW knitter hehehe

  4. I think I am an in-betweener. Most of the time I will rip, but sometimes, just sometimes, I have to let it go.

  5. I can be like that, if it's an important project, I will fix every single tiny error. If it's just for me, and I still like the look of it, I'll just leave it.


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