I see it so many times, particularly in the social media groups. People telling others that they’re not doing something “right”.
“You should do it this way”, “You should hold your yarn this way”. Know what I think when I read those comments? “You should mind your own business”. It drives me insane!! I believe there is only one way in crafting to do something wrong. A way that doesn’t make you happy.
Obviously, if you’re missing stitches or everything is the wrong shape, you won’t be happy with it and some guidance would be very helpful, but some people love to impart their “expertise” when it’s not been requested.
-“Hey look! I made my first granny square, I’m so proud of myself!” -“Great, now next time, keep turning it and it won’t be so wonky”
Admit it, you’ve met at least one. That person or people you’d love to strangle with their own wool. (Watch how many scream “it’s not wool, it’s yarn!”) The person who is always vocal, always giving their opinion and their tips….until someone posts something obviously amazing and they’re nowhere to be seen.
Well, to anyone who lacks confidence in what they make, or worries that what they do isn’t good enough, I ask, does doing what you do make you happy? Are you going to have sleepless nights because that gorgeous baby blanket you made, that everyone loved, wasn’t turned every round? Does the fact that you hold your hook a certain way, change the way you can whip up a dress in no time that’s completely unique? So, again, does doing it your way make you happy? Does creating what so many people can’t, make you happy?
So, ignore the headwreckers. They’re perfect craft masters and we can never be as good as them. (Because believing that and ensuring we know it, makes them happy.)