Friday, October 24, 2008

Thinking about knitting

Yet another image of the one of the beautiful maples at Rhinebeck!



Are you a production knitter.. Do you knit to have sweaters or hats or socks for yourself for family?

Or are you a process knitter.. Do you knit to relax, or to learn new techniques, or to try out new yarns?
Or are you a bit of both?

I am MOSTLY a process knitter.

I love to knit--but I don’t wear sweaters much, or hats, or gloves or scarves.
I give them away, or store them—I keep them as samples (of my original designs, or as samples to show a technique, or…)

I would be more of process knitter than I already am –except for socks—I love hand knit socks, and they are one of the few items I knit for myself, and wear all the time!

I love thinking about knitting-and often mentally knit an item, working out the details in my head long before I pick up needles—Sometime with great results, but not always!

Have you ever thought about knitting? And what it means to you? Then you might enjoy some of the articles here.

3 comments:

gayle said...

I'm a process knitter - enjoying the journey more than the destination.
Except at Christmas, where I turn into a production knitter - trying to make as many handmade gifts as my little fingers can churn out.
Because, clearly, I am also a crazy knitter...

Marcy said...

I'm a process knitter when it's not for me. I'm a production knitter when it is for me. I almost always want to wear what I am making RIGHT NOW. But overall, much more process oriented.

madonnaearth said...

I'm beginning to think I'm a process knitter. I'd like to be a production knitter, but having few finished items (3?) compared to what feels like 100's of things I have frogged or in progress, I think that term doesn't apply.

Knitting that goes well does relax me though, as does knitting with my friends.