Is it better to just accept what you are not good at and move on sometimes?

Im wondering if that is what i should do with crochet / knitting i have tried for a long time and still make mistakes should i just give it up and find something else?


Possibly…. Idk, or maybe if anyone you know knows how to crochet/knit you could get some help from them?

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It’s possible to enjoy something without having a gift for it. If you find it relaxing, keep at it!


Practice makes perfect :+1:


I’ve been doing photography for 30 years and I still make mistakes. I’m actually a journeyman chef and I still screw up in the kitchen. Making mistakes is part of learning and developing mastery. Developing mastery takes time.


I’ve played a thousand hours of a video game. I’ve played video games my entire life, from like the age of 5.

I’m in the lowest bracket of this particular video games “ranked” score where your score is tracked against everyone.

If you like it, and enjoy it, its a passion. You don’t ever have to strive towards mastery to enjoy it.

If you don’t enjoy it. Don’t do it.

If it gives you something to do, but you’re bored doing it, and you might want to do other things, try something else.


I am on the crochet subreddit (a forum, kinda), and even the long-time “professionals” make mistakes. It’s frustrating, but it happens to everyone, of every skill level. :slight_smile: I mean, you will probably make fewer mistakes as you practice, but you will still make some mistakes. It’s just a part of crafting.

If you do not enjoy crocheting or knitting, anymore, then maybe you should take a break or quit. But if you still have a desire to crochet or knit, then just keep working on it. You’ll get better with time, but remember that nobody is perfect. :smiley:


I should say I’ve been doing it for 49 years (since age 5), but I really started to go hard around age 24. Spent 7 frustrating years producing crap. Finally got some help in the form of signing up for the NYIP correspondence course (which is very good). Between that and the arrival of digital - which flattens the learning curve - I started to improve at a much faster pace. My current problem is that I have puppies following me around town wanting me to teach them photography and I only have so much free time.

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Well once you become good at it do you think it will benefit you? If so then keep at it.
If not then try a new hobby. Or try a new one and not worry about gettng better too quick

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Like several posts suggested. If you don’t enjoy what you are doing then consider something else.

I feel that a person will never become talented at anything if they truly don’t endure the peaks and valleys of the learning process.

I’m an excellent example of someone who kept hammering away (17 years), at something I was definitely not good at (piano). I am only just now beginning to think that I have a tiny chance at enjoying it someday. All I know is that I can’t quit because I have been doing it too long.

If I gave up on something because I wasn’t good at it, well I wouldn’t know how to tie my shoes or stand upright. My grandmother knits and crochets all the time, and she made me a blanket for Christmas. She was telling me about all of the mistakes and the pain in the butt issues she was having while making the blanket. She’s crocheted for over 50 years.

Mistakes are part of the learning process, especially in creative endeavors, and as the late great Bob Ross says, “There are no mistakes, only happy accidents.”

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