A crochet square before color revision — Crochet and photo courtesy of Leslie Stahlhut

Crochet Affirmation №46

Leslie Stahlhut
Jan 22 · 1 min read

“…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.

Crochet Affirmations

Affirmations to inspire you to reach for the crochet stars

Leslie Stahlhut

Written by

Crocheter on a mission to make the world a better place — one stitch at a time. Twitter: @crochetbug. Crochet blog: https://www.crochetbug.com

Crochet Affirmations

Affirmations to inspire you to reach for the crochet stars

Leslie Stahlhut

Written by

Crocheter on a mission to make the world a better place — one stitch at a time. Twitter: @crochetbug. Crochet blog: https://www.crochetbug.com

Crochet Affirmations

Affirmations to inspire you to reach for the crochet stars

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