The Corner of Crap

One of my favorite knitting podcasts is the Corner of Craft. Hannah makes cute beaded progress keepers that I have been eyeing for a long time. She has some tutorials on her channel, so I figured I should give bead weaving a shot.

I’m crafty. I was a camp counselor in college, so I have experience weaving pony beads. I have bluprint, so I have access to detailed bead weaving classes. I figured I could tackle weaving progress keepers in an hour or so.


Beadweaving is hard! I’m up to about 3 hours of practice, but I have made nothing. Just bead jumbles.

It has been a long time since I’ve tried something and failed. I want to quit. I have gotten in the habit of only doing things in my comfort zone when it comes to crafting. I want to enjoy trying new things, and I want to start seeing failure as part of that process.

I am not going to give up. In 2020 I will learn how to beadweave and make my own progress keepers. It is going to take a lot longer than I thought it would. It is going to be a lot harder than I thought it would. I am going to stick with it.

Wish me luck.

Are you trying any new crafts in 2020?

24 thoughts on “The Corner of Crap

  1. I’ve seen some of Hannah’s stitch markers on hers and other episodes, very tiny and pretty but no idea how she does them and now I’m going to add to my watch later list a video on how it is done. New crafts for me…well I am determined to get to grips with a crochet pattern (I’ve bought a Minion pattern and yarn for it already). I keep seeing blankets made with little zoom looms and I am trying to resist buying one at the moment and avoid going down a brand new rabbit hole! One day though.

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  2. Good luck! The way the year is starting, my crafting is going to stay simple and easy, but I love the idea of pulling other crafts into my knitting hobby. I hope you keep trying a little longer, but I’m also of the opinion that it’s okay to quit something if you’ve given it a good shot and aren’t enjoying it!

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    1. I am going to stick with it. I feel like I need to make at least 4 progress keepers to justify the money I’ve spent on supplies. I do think it will eventually be relaxing. It is a craft where I can only focus on what I’m doing, so I think when I want to ignore life it will be a great hobby.

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