When I knit, I knit carefully. I prefer a slow tempo that yields precise stitches, and the precision of those stitches makes the perfectionist in me deeply happy.
If I drop a stitch (gasp!), I hold my breath while I carefully pick it back up again with a crochet hook. Tiny beads of sweat appear on my forehead. I scrutinize the picked-back-up stitch for evidence of the train wreck. I only breathe again when I'm sure everything's back on track.
Perhaps I cling to knitting perfection a little too tightly, but I can't help myself.
Are you the same way?
Prepare to have your mind blown by this knitting tutorial from We Are Knitters! Seriously, click on that link. It's a technique where you drop a stitch on purpose and then pull on your work so it ends up looking like this:
|Image via We Are Knitters|
Cool, right? I can't wait to try it.
Embrace the dropped stitch! (Eek!)