And now days in my home life and in my crafty work I like to try and challenge myself as well.
I started the year doing a few bits of crochet for charity. I've taught heaps of classes this year as well - something which does tend to make me quite nervous.
The Outing Shawl was quite a complex pattern and it took lots of concentration to crochet it. Once I'd finished it though I absolutely loved it and wore it heaps.
Currently I'm working on a Vest for myself. You can find the pattern in issue 22 of Simply Crochet. I've never really made an item of clothing for myself so it's been testing.
Yesterday I decided I needed a quick win so I tried a little amigurumi heart pattern. I was so excited because it worked and I was so thrilled! I'd never made any amigurumi before and I'm keen to try more now.
So tell me, do you like to challenge yourself? Push yourself out of your comfort zone?.