Reversible CroHook Headband/Ear Warmers
I made this for the September challenge for the Knitting and Crochet group on DA. It is the Tunisian Simple Stitch with the double ended crochet hook. I made it wide enough to cover my ears for the winter season coming up. It gets cold up here and this will be perfect. My mom saw this and also wants one for the winter as well. Except with hers I think I’ll make it out of wool for extra comfy and warmth.
The accuracy hurts me.
It’s National Coffee Day?! Why am I not out getting free coffee?!
(;n;) The next set of crochet hooks that I want are $17. The price isn’t bad, each hook is less than $2 but it’s not like I have money to toss around. Why must there be so many great crochet hooks?!
And to think I’ll still need at least two more sets of different crochet hooks after this.
When I was in college, I had a wonderful mentor/professor who helped me learn lessons that keep being relevant as I go through life—which, if you ask me, is the tell-tale sign that he was a great professor.
One of those lessons was that it could be almost impossible to establish self-worth, and to recognize self-acheivement. After we’ve learned how to do something—ANYTHING—really well, it seems almost like second nature for us to do it. Even if we’re producing quality work, we look at it and think ‘well, sure this turned out well but anyone out there could have done it if they put the time in.’ We forget that WE are the ones that put the time in to learn the skill, and that WE are the ones who now have something special for it.
Here’s an example:
This professor told me about a time when he was at a conference giving a talk. After he was done with his seminar (which was probably about something awesome like chaotic oscillators) he went on to listen to other professors and industry professionals give their talks. There was one he was sitting on, thinking to himself ‘WOW this guy is cool. Here he is building a genetic search engine (or some other incredible topic) while I’m just dorking around with chaotic oscillators.’ but then, after the talk, my professor went up to him. He wanted to tell him how neat he found the subject and the guys research… And when he got up there, the guy went ‘OH WOW you are that professor with the chaotic oscillators! I saw your seminar and I was so excited by it! You’re really doing something incredible while I’m just dorking around with genetic search engines.’ And thats when my professor realized that JUST BECAUSE THINGS SEEM COMMON TO US DOESN’T MEAN THAT THEY ARE COMMON. Our skills, our lessons, and our experiences are unique to each of us, we just are looking at them through the fogged glass of ‘been there, done that.’ Others won’t be looking at them through that same glass.
If you ever see artwork and say ‘wow I wish mine was that good,’ or read a story and say ‘gee I wish that I could write like that,’ you have to also remember that there is probably someone out there saying the same exact thing about your work to themselves. It might even be the exact same person who you’re envying.
Please never forget that your experiences have made your own work into something valuable. YOU have put the time into it. YOU have something unique. YOU have something that it would take somebody else at least as long to duplicate, and it would still never come out the same way that you do it.
We fixate so often on comparing ourselves to other people, but we judge ourselves the most unfairly. We look at what they have, and we fret about what we don’t have, and we forget that we aren’t defined by what we don’t have.
Your work is important, and it is only going to get more important from here.
New favorite shirt!!!
I love that my friend supports my love for these shows, no matter how strange it is to her.
I literally overcame self esteem issues by making ironically over-arrogant claims because even if you’re joking about something a lot you start to believe it and that can totally work in a good way if you let it
They’ve done studies and the “fake it till you make it” mindset actually works and if you keep up a mantra you come to believe it after a time. It actually is how I came to really love myself.
Finally some progress! I honestly thought this project would only take a few days to complete. Nope. It is more time consuming than I expected. Two more words left to go and then make the back panel, finalize pattern, then stitch the back….not looking forward to that. For the time being, I’m gonna drink my tea and relax my wrists because ow.