I came across a page I had ripped out of Woman's Day 9/14/2004. Here are some excerpts from that article that you might enjoy.... (my additions in blue)
"Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere" Chinese proverb
In general we retain:
10% of what we read
20% of what we hear and
90% of what we teach someone else to do So next time you want to learn something, trick yourself by saying you are learning it so you can teach someone else. That will get/keep your attention.
4 Ways to live and learn (and knit)
1. Second guess what you already know - things around you will always be changing, so just accept that you'll never have all the answers.
2. Read (or Knit) a lot! Books, magazines, patterns. The resources are never ending and fairly inexpensive.
3. Embrace your mistakes. Most of us learn more from our failures than our successes.
4. Stop thinking there's an end in sight. There will always be more to know (especially with knitting). That's the beauty of it.
Try learning one new trick or technique during the month of May! Laura