57 - So many books not enough time

April 11, 2011
I have to be one of the most impatient people in the world. I hate waiting for things. I'll order things online because they are cheaper and then wish I bought them in the shop because at least I would have them NOW! This sort of attitude has lead me to have a lot of craft books, many of which I have never read.

Last night I tried crocheting for the first time, and it didn't go too well. But hey, I've never been good with wool crafts, but I'm trying to work on that. I have the lovely book Stitch n Bitch Crochet - The Happy Hooker in my collection, and I sat down last night to read it. However, after a page or so of information I got slightly bored and started flicking to the good stuff (telling you how to stitch).

I seem to do this a lot with craft books. I don't read a lot of the background information and I simply flick through the patterns. I feel I'm doing it the wrong way I should be reading them cover to cover basically (bar all the patterns of course). But is there a wrong way to to do? I like the make sure I'm being thorough, and I want as much knowledge on a topic as possible. I've realised I bought though lovely Sublime Stitching books and only read them once, and yet I've embroidered a few things since. I've never referred back to see if I'm doing it properly or what.

I think my craft books need a little love, so I'm going to give them a more thorough read over the next few days. Basically just to bone up on the stuff I think I know but it maybe turns out that I really don't.

I also need to read up on my sewing machine manual as apparently I can sew on buttons and embroider with it. Hmm, we shall see.

So am I weird? How do you read your craft books? I just like to jump in with two feet.

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  1. I got that book recently too! I tooooo do what you do, i start with the intention of going through them logically, alas my attention span drives me to fast forward to the nitty gritty quickly! I think this might be why it takes me a while to pick things up tho? xxxxx

  2. ha ha awesome, it's good to know I'm not alone. I've spent tonight look through a lot of them and I'm not sure how best I learn. Maybe I'm more of a hands on person and if I get stuck I go to the books, because yeah I just get bored reading when I know there is crafting to do be done :P


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