wearing my fingers out

My left fingers sure are tender between hexipuffing and guitar-playing. I didn't play my guitar too much last month, so now my fingers are letting me know it.

I managed to make another hexipuff today and I think I improved! I also managed to bind off, which involved a crochet hook... perfect. My comfort zone.

I'm not sure I'm doing the very last bit of the bind off right! But my knitting's often lumpy, so who knows?? I'll just keep practicing! Right now it takes me 4-5 hours to make a single hexipuff. I have seen people talking about making one in, like, half an hour. Since comparison is the thief of joy, I won't compare my time to anyone else's. I just hope no one out there takes their skills for granted.

Yesterday I also finished off this rust-colored slouchie hat. It's the fifth time I've made the pattern and I intend to do it again since I'm still so likely to muck it up! Gotta practice, practice, practice!


  1. "Comparison is the thief of joy" - this is where I am at with my sewing and photography right now. Like you I will just try to keep on going. The only comparisons that I find useful are my previous efforts. They help remind me that I am moving forward, albeit quite slowly :)

  2. Slow and steady wins the race! It's hard not to compare yourself with others, especially when things seem to come so easily to some people, or even most people! I'll probably never have a nice camera that is good for photography and I may never pick up knitting beyond these tiny projects, but that is really okay, I think. Comparing only to your own previous efforts is a smart way to go about improving!