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knitpurlgurl
07-18-2008, 10:57 AM
Based on The Harlot's book, "Stephanie Pearl-McPhee Casts Off," what kind of knitter are you?

a process knitter - one who knits fpurely for the love of knitting
a product knitter - one who knits for an end result - the product (this doesn't mean they don't enjoy knitting, it's just not the primary objective)

permanent resident - one who knits constantly (alot) and who's stash is substantial

visitor - one who picks up knitting here and there

knitpurlgurl
07-18-2008, 11:02 AM
I'm such a process knitter.. I'm not concerned about not finishing things. I just love the knitting part. -Not to say that I don't finish objects and wouldn't love to have finished objects.. it's just not as important to me.

ritaw
07-18-2008, 11:06 AM
OOoohhhhhh I am a process Knitter..I eat , breath and live knitting lol , What can i say ? I am an addict an i have to have something on the needles even if it is just a knit/purl scarf :)

fireflyknitter
07-18-2008, 11:13 AM
I voted product knitter who permanently resides in the land of knitting because I enjoy knitting but I like to knit smaller things so I can have that feeling of accomplishment when I finish something. If I have too many WIP's I start to feel overwhelmed. And since I'm not working at the mo, I have pleeeenty of time to knit (and do housework, but let's face it...)

My stash isn't very big at the moment but it's big enough that if I stopped buying yarn RIGHT NOW (ha!) it would take me at least a couple months to knit away what I have. Mostly because I knit pretty slow, though. :)

susi
07-18-2008, 11:58 AM
im a definate a process knitter, i live and breath knitting. i always have at least 2things on the go.
i knit untill 3/4 am just so i can get done what i want and play with my 5 year old ds the following day. god help me when he's at school after jan, there'll be no stopping me then cloud9 .

GinnyG
07-18-2008, 12:46 PM
I MUST be a process knitter, I consider frogging the opportunityto get twice as much enjoyment out of yarn, you get to knit with it twice:happydance:

cristina61
07-18-2008, 03:02 PM
I'm definitely a process knitter who has to knit every single day or else I just don't feel right. I have a pretty large stash and I don't have plans for all of it, but just try and get me to part with it!

I also have a little bit of product knitter in me because all my life I've had trouble finishing what I start, and now that I'm a knitter it gives me great satisfaction to actually finish my projects. I like to knit stuff to use around the house like dish cloths or my eyeshade which I use every night.

So I'm a bit of both . . . but definitely more process than product.

KnittinMitchie
07-18-2008, 04:00 PM
i am a process knitter. I have a stash and many UFOs. I live to knit and knit several hours a day.

Mulderknitter
07-18-2008, 04:07 PM
Definately process, and I definately live in the land of knitting. In fact, if that were an actual place, I would move there.:woot: Everyone would take the train or the bus so they could knit, every house would have a "stash room" for only knitting/crocheting type things, DH's would build us all shelves to store our yarn, and yarn would be free. Every store would have it. Go buy milk and yarn at the same time. And you either would have to be a fiber nut or be related to a fiber nut to live there. :muah:

knitpurlgurl
07-18-2008, 04:25 PM
Definately process, and I definately live in the land of knitting. In fact, if that were an actual place, I would move there.:woot: Everyone would take the train or the bus so they could knit, every house would have a "stash room" for only knitting/crocheting type things, DH's would build us all shelves to store our yarn, and yarn would be free. Every store would have it. Go buy milk and yarn at the same time. And you either would have to be a fiber nut or be related to a fiber nut to live there. :muah:

If you build it, they will come...

CMRab
07-18-2008, 04:26 PM
Procress knitter here. I certainly have too many wip to be anything else

rachejm
07-18-2008, 04:44 PM
I'm a process knitter.

Wanda Witch
07-18-2008, 04:47 PM
I guess I would be classified as a process knitter. I have several wip, only thing to do is block and put together and knit on collars to two of them, but I am about to finish a top-down cardigan and this will be only second FO - after blocking and sewing up the underside of the sleeves, that is. Whoopee. I will make myself go back to the UFO's before beginning another project. :wink:

Jan in CA
07-18-2008, 05:03 PM
Tough question to answer really... I started out as just a process knitter, but now I do like to have a finished project so I guess I'll go with that. ;)

Mulderknitter
07-18-2008, 05:07 PM
If you build it, they will come...
I wish!

Braden
07-18-2008, 05:09 PM
Both. I knit because I enjoy it, and because I want the product.

Spokaloo
07-18-2008, 05:10 PM
Wouldn't you call me a process knitter? If I see an interesting stitch pattern in a book or magazine, I mull about it until I take some scrap yarn -- sometimes off the end of the ball I'm currently knitting from! -- and knit up a swatch just to see how the pattern works up!

And while I can't say that I live in the Land of Knitting, I have to admit that I visit enough to have my own key!

redheadrachel
07-18-2008, 05:11 PM
I'm totally a process knitter, though I knit so much, I rarely have UFOs. I get end results, but that's just because projects aren't long enough ;) Definitely a process knitter - I am passionate about cables as well, but lately it's been all about the lace!
I do try to keep myself fairly disciplined though - I've got to finish my lace scarf before I can begin a new shawl, stuff like that. I don't keep myself to strict rules about that, but I just try to be reasonable so I do eventually have finished projects!
lol I definitely go through periods where I'll finish a ton of things, then I'll go through other periods where I knit constantly and there's nothing even resembling an FO. Mostly I just like to make sure I have a big mix of projects going at once - difficult sock, easy sock for on the go knitting, big project that has to stay home, you know. And I like to make sure that I'm usually working on at least one cable and one lace project at all times (the more complicated, the better), throw in a colorwork once in a while and it's all good :)

I don't love swatching, though - does that make me an illegitimate process knitter?! Still, I love lace weight the best cuz you have hours and hours and hours of knitting enjoyment from a single hank - worsted works up WAY too quickly!!!

I like the product, but it's all about the process!

Limey
07-18-2008, 05:13 PM
Same as Jan and Braden. I like knitting and love to finish projects.

I have one unfinished project that has been haunting me for about three years - it's a cardigan I was knitting for myself but I've gone right off the colour and the pattern but I'll just have to turn it into something else - all that yarn just lying there is driving me nuts!!!

Ellie

booskibabe
07-18-2008, 07:41 PM
I'm both, but more of a product knitter. I enjoy the process and learning new techniques, but I love my FO's.:muah: UFO's truly bug me, so I usually work on one thing at a time. Finishing something beautiful gives me such a sense of accomplishment, as well as a confidence boost. ;)

Tropicflower24
07-18-2008, 07:44 PM
I'm a process knitter with permanant residencse.... My biggest fear in life is the thought that I will soemhow damage my hands and not be able to knit. :wink: LOL

And I take knitting past obsessive..... I even dream about it. And I'm currently trying to get a *knit fix* by reading your knitting posts, cuz I cut my hand pretty bad, and cannot hold a knitting needle. (Currently typing with one hand plus one finger.)

Mulderknitter
07-18-2008, 07:49 PM
I'm a process knitter with permanant residencse.... My biggest fear in life is the thought that I will soemhow damage my hands and not be able to knit. :wink: LOL

And I take knitting past obsessive..... I even dream about it. And I'm currently trying to get a *knit fix* by reading your knitting posts, cuz I cut my hand pretty bad, and cannot hold a knitting needle. (Currently typing with one hand plus one finger.)
my biggest fear is that I will lose my eyesight and will knit atrocious things forever:passedout:

Tropicflower24
07-18-2008, 07:53 PM
:roflhard:

I can understand that..... LOL

Mulderknitter
07-18-2008, 08:30 PM
:roflhard:

I can understand that..... LOL
Sorry about your hand!:pout:

auntcrafty
07-18-2008, 11:54 PM
I'm a process visitor with a big stash -- I love to knit because it's relaxing for me & I have a habit of looking at yarn wherever I go = big stash. I'm waiting for my life to calm down a bit so I can focus on my UFOs.

auntcrafty
07-18-2008, 11:57 PM
my biggest fear is that I will lose my eyesight and will knit atrocious things forever:passedout:

Hey -- they are teaching knitting to blind women in Afghanistan -- so you could learn, too!

kova
07-19-2008, 03:29 AM
It depends. I have always been a bit uptight about the final product but I was willing to experiment and do it for the fun of it. I'm not a fan of patterns per say and make short-term goals for a piece.

As for the stash issue I would have to agree with auntcrafty. I'll be stuck in yarn stores for hours and pick several different types of yard and plan on using them. However life gets in the way and I often forget why I bought that shade or that type. Then again I think of something new right after.

Tropicflower24
07-19-2008, 10:15 AM
I don't think I've ever even made anything really for me..... I mainly knit for otehrs. I feel bad when I spend all my time woring on something for me, and..... Yeah. ANYwayz.... LOL

(Maulderknitter - My hand is doing a bit better.... two fingers now!!! I probably could try to knit, but I'm afraid I'd have to hold the needles tighter using only 2 fingers and break the size 0 dpns I'm working on. ;) It's not doing the greatest, but it's getting better. :) Thanks!)

Mulderknitter
07-20-2008, 12:49 PM
:muah: Good news Tropic!

Denise in Michigan
07-21-2008, 02:48 PM
I'm a product crafter. I love to wear, give, or display items I've made. Every bit of yarn in my stash was purchased with a specific object in mind (granted, sometimes it is no more than "Gee, that would look great in a long-sleeve sweater for Phil. I'll pick up 8 skeins."). Most of the time, the yarn is used for the purpose intended; but it does occasionally wind up as a vest, hat, scarf, and mittens instead of a sweater!
I'm this way with all crafts. I'll pick up patterns (especially freebies) pretty readily for knitting, crocheting, cross-stitch, embroidery, but I only pick up materials for things I plan to make for myself or someone else.
I wasn't always this way. That's why I have picked up so many DMC floss colors I've never used in a project, why I've given away some yarn, kits, and other crafting supplies that I'd likely never use because my abilities, likes and dislikes, and time management skills have changed. I realized a few years ago that what I liked most about crafting was the feeling I got about my finished product on my walls, my family, my friends, and my self. My crafting is very subjective. I realized I'd never have enough time in my life to make those things and all the things I wanted to do just because they were pretty or colorful or attractive to me.