People say I'm brave, but I'm not really. If I was brave I wouldn't feel nauseous every time I hold a sewing needle or make excuses when someone dares me to climb a tree. Sure I put up with a lot of pain, but that's not bravery, it's dealing with it.
So when Bertie chucked out the song Fear by OneRepublic at me, I knew that I had to tell you all about my knitting fears and anxieties.
I think my biggest fear of all when it comes to knitting, is learning to knit with DPNs. I've watched countless amounts of cast-on videos, plus I have the book Getting Started Knitting Socks and the Big Book of Knitted Monsters, which also teach you how to use DPNs and circular needles.
Despite having all the materials and knowledge I need, when I actually take the time to sit down and attempt to knit in the round, my heart starts thumping, my palms become sweaty and I forget everything I've learned. My yarn ends up in knots as I try and cast on for the millionth time and with each attempt I get more and more frustrated. The heated session finally ends with me saying 'I hate knitting'.
So question to you, my dear, oh knowledgable readers, is, what is the secret to mastering this terrifying technique of awesomeness? Must you be born with this god-given ability, or is just plain perseverance?