It’s funny how ironic I can be. I talk about how I want to the best and want to show everyone how good my stuff is. Yet, I suck! I sucked so much that I just quit knit for a week before I picked up on it.
There’s this point that you reach when you realize that you aren’t as good as you think are. Sure, I’m better than the girls at the club or some of my friends. But compared to really good people I just suck! So I decided that it’s time to step up my game.
I think part of the problem is that I’m using what my teacher taught me at a fundamental core. Like, she taught me a certain way to knit and I’ve been building on that ever since. It’s like learning how to throw a football at a particular angle because of what your coach taught you.
But it turns out there are better angles out there. There are even scientific angles which makes the perfect angle for you to throw a football. So, it must apply to knitting as well.
Maybe, what I learned from my 6th grade teacher wasn’t the best. Maybe she sucked too. Hard to admit because I’ve been looking up to her ever since. I even visited her couple of months ago to see how she is doing. She stopped doing knitting to my disappointment. Turns out she got into an accident and ever since then stopped knitting.
Really made me sad. I even cried after I found about her terrible accident. So, I’ve decided to keep on knitting for her and for my sons. Going to make everyone proud. Of course this is all talk but where’s the walk?
I really wish there was a knitting course in some random university out there. Pretty sure there are some courses like that but that would be just silly to go to a random state to take a course.
YouTube is a perfect alternative in the meanwhile. I watched so many videos and even took notes. If you haven’t noticed by now I really love knitting. My favorite videos were this, this, and this. After, watching the videos I realized everything I was doing wrong. There are actually certain positions that you should use to improve knitting speed and the quality of your work.
Like did you know you should keep your arm at a certain angle to improve speed? There are even techniques to use to train your eye to pay attention to detail. Haven’t developed that skill yet. Looking forward to it.
There’s still so much to learn! My teacher taught me a lot of things but it turns out she was holding me back. Now, I have realized that she was actually holding me back as a knitter.
I wanted to emulate and copy everything she did. Now, it’s time for me to build my own style. My own signature. Time for me to evolve.