was a lesson to stick to what I’m good at. Last week, I attended a workshop my company hosted on knitting. Knitting 101 was the title of the workshop, which meant the basics were being taught. Basics. I showed up with a positive attitude. I had a good feeling about this. “If I can sew a bra, an undie, and model it on the Interwebs, I got this,” is what I thought. Being my usual seamstress self, I coyly introduced the fact that I was a devoted and passionate seamstress. I’ve always been a teacher’s pet and there was no reason to stray from my character
Briefly put, I was horrible. One hundred percent terrible. A complete failure. Casting on caused unsightly finger manipulations in my hand. If you need a visual, I looked like the child from this Diane Arbus photograph. That look didn’t go well with my J. Crew sequin skirt. “Casting on is hard” is what the teacher said, “if I cast on for you, I’m sure you will be able to purl stitch.” Negative, I failed miserably at that one too. It just cause more awkward finger manipulation on my part. I couldn’t help my chuckle silently.”How could I be this bad?”
I left the workshop with nothing accomplished. Not a single stitch. Oh well, I can’t win them all. Luckily, I’m not like Napoleon – I’ll accept defeat and stay with sewing.