“…in life one has to make one’s own mistakes.” Mrs. Bulstrode in Cat Among the Pigeons by Agatha Christie
There are things in life that one can hire out for someone else to do — wash a car, mow a lawn, prepare a meal, oversee the care of a child — but even in the “insta-age” with many “on demand” services, there a few things that one must do oneself, and making mistakes is one of those things.
While a consistent diet of failure isn’t fun or illuminating, if you don’t make your own mistakes, you will have precious little to learn from. This is where crochet comes in — crochet is a safe place to not only make mistakes but to develop the tenacity and problem solving needed to overcome them. And that tenacity and the ability to think clearly enough to solve a problem of one’s own making are skills that transfer to many of life’s endeavors.