This week I had a conversation along the lines of:
” Wow your edges are really neat” (me)
“What do you mean?”
“Well look at mine” I proceeded to show her the edges where I had picked up stitches. A rather uneven and holey affair altogether.
“Oh I though that you were confident doing this”
“Well so did I!”
It would appear that I couldn’t have been more wrong. My designer friend then went on to explain how she had taught herself to do it properly using YouTube. I on the other hand had taken the instruction to ‘pick up stitches’ literally and had put my own interpretation on it. The result is a fairly substandard result that I am rather ashamed of.
I have never really thought about it before – I just thought that I knew what it meant and so got on with it. My friend on the other hand had not made any such assumptions and had therefore learnt the proper way. It got me thinking. I wonder how many other people do this? Have you ever assumed you can do something only to find out later that you had been doing it all wrong? If you have please leave me a comment below so that I can stop feeling so bad. (To make it worse I thought that I was a perfectionist!)
In case you are wondering all is not lost and I have plans as to how I can neaten the whole thing up. I shall keep you posted. Meanwhile I shall leave you with a couple of links that shows you how it should be done – just in case you are wondering (and so that I can also learn!)
For those of you who like written.
The moral of this: Never ever assume that you can do something because it seems simple – check first.