When I began learning my crafts (knitting, crochet, and calligraphy), I began with very simple projects that were suggested to me by my teachers. Though the projects were simple, they were challenging. I repeated them over and over to master them. As I mastered them, I began to desire more complex projects. Simplicity in the beginning projects ignited my desire to do the complex. I learned not to despise the simple, small beginnings. They gave me some accomplishments that built my confidence to try the complex. In knitting, my early simple project was a garter stitch scarf which led to the next project of bedroom slippers. In crochet, I started with a bun cover for the hair and then went on to a small square which became a potholder. My beginners’ calligraphy project was writing my address on envelopes which led to doing a poem on parchment. All of them brought with them a hunger to do a greater project. What was your beginner project that spawned a hunger to go on to greater things and what was your next project? Or, did you get discouraged from starting with a complex project?