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« on: August 01, 2006 10:10:42 AM »

Over at one of my favorite knitting blogs - Knit & Tonic; Wendy was talking about fear today, and it got her commentors talking about what they were afraid of. This really got me thinking, because of course I have my own knitting phobias, but I really wondered what intimidates other people (specifically, you Craftsters!) Anyhoo, here's the question, what technique/style scares you the most? And, what inspires/motivates you to move past those fears to try something new?

I'm currently trying to get over my phobia of knitting in the round with Oh My Stars - Razor cami. Sweaters really scare me with lots of shaping and seaming! Socks also worry me, as I don't know if I have the attention span to finish 2!  Cheesy

I just got over cables with Wendy's Dream Swatch headwrap - I've made 2 versions! LOL
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« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2006 10:40:39 AM »

Seaming.

I have finished 2 sweaters and I am scared to sew 'em together.
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« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2006 11:24:11 AM »

lol this is really silly but im always scared of dropping stitches coz i never seem to find them again or get them back on and then lo and behold theres a nice little hole in my work!

Seaming.

I have finished 2 sweaters and I am scared to sew 'em together.

seaming isnt too bad honestly, theres a really easy stitch to do....is it mattress seam...or blanket seam one of the two but its easy and really secure trust me if i can do it u can!
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« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2006 11:38:08 AM »

Intarsia.  Both scary and (usually) I think intarsia'd things look bad.  Also grafting/Kitchener stitch--even though I know I can do it perfectly well, thinking about it makes me break out in a cold sweat! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2006 11:40:48 AM »

What puts the fear of god into me is the thought of frogging something I've spent days on.

Whether it be because of mistakes, changing my mind on a colour or pattern, or it's been sitting there for months without even a glance, it's a fear of frogging I often think about whilst trying to catch some zzzzzzzzz's
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« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2006 11:54:53 AM »

Cable and Short rows scare the crap out of me.  I've been wanting to knit several items I've seen here but when I read the pattern and a cable needle or short rows are mentioned, I back away from it slowly.  I would have to take a class for those two.
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« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2006 12:00:26 PM »

Dropping a stitch is one of mine, mainly cause I still can't figure out how to fix them, and when I try to frog back, I can never get my needle back in correctly!
And, there are a certain pair of fair-isle socks I really want that I am afraid to try, (first try at socks + first try at fair isle = trouble)
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« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2006 12:10:36 PM »

I'm afraid of socks. Socks are my favorite thing in the world. I love socks, but I'm afraid to knit them.
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« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2006 12:20:28 PM »

Steeking. <shudder> No way in hell.
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« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2006 01:00:39 PM »

Im scared of any pattern that calls for double pointed needles. Shocked  I dont think I will ever get the hang of them. Embarrassed Theres too much going on at once! I just stick with seams in my stuff!  Cheesy
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