Charlotte: Your kind of crazy works for me, the so-called "sane" people I've met I didn't even want to get to know. It took a while for me to get that frogging and starting over really is OK, sometimes I have to let something that just isn't going right sit for a while before I can frog, but then it's OK. Home Ec teachers taught sewing and cooking their way were things I never wanted to do, but I was sewing and cooking already. I told my kids that they have to do things the way the teacher says and don't feel like they should explain that the way they already learned is better. I figured they might learn something useful and there are times when we just have to get through. So, keep being your own special crazy, it's easy to appreciate.
Cheating is an option. . . . Cheaters never win and winners never cheat, but smart knitters who want to retain an iota of sanity do, cheerfully. ~~Kory Stamper