Crafting as Self Discovery

I took a knitting class on how to fix mistakes and one of the women at the class had started but not finished at least a half a dozen scarves. My mother loves to start over from scratch when she’s not pleased with a project. I have to have at least two, often more, projects going at once and choose which one to work on entirely based on mood. Some people won’t even try crafts, others find a comfortable set of basic skills and then never challenge themselves. Crafting says a lot about how a person approaches failure, difficulties, and self-image as a successful or capable person. Crafting can also help change less than satisfactory traits in a safe environment.  Never finish anything? Afraid to mess it up? Just finish the scarf, accept that it isn’t perfect and make more.

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