All About The Process

It stuck! I really didn’t know if it would. Lately I’ve been unable to pick a pattern and stick to it. Nothing was hitting that spot. Suddenly I’ve realized that I am a process knitter. If I’m not enjoying the process I just drop the project. As an aside to that I find that when I’m done I’m done. That means I’m not following through. The Geology Shawl sits still on the needle. Right now I don’t feel the need to finish it. I will though because it deserves to be finished. But for now I’m enjoying Expeditious. Oh, I forgot to mention that the pattern is available for free on Ravelry.

Are you a product or a process crafter? Do you find that you shift back and forth between the two depending on your mood?


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13 Responses to All About The Process

  1. whip1up says:

    It depends on what I’m knitting!! I just picked up 4 skeins of cumulus cotton for a summer sweater for myself, and I know I just want the finished sweater, dont care about the process!! Socks are all about the process for me!

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  2. A bit of both, in all of my crafts, but especially knitting. The process is soothing, and the product is rewarding.

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  3. Definitely a process knitter – but too much of a Yankee to not complete things! There are exceptions: the prayer shawl when the intended recipient died too soon, and which hasn’t found the right person for whom to finish it…

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  4. I have to enjoy the process. I’m also an instant gratification knitter. I like to have at least one small project like socks, mitts, or a cowl on the needles so I can feel accomplished. Then I try to have one big project like a complex shawl or sweater on, too so I can flip back and forth.

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  5. That is looking great! I’m a product crafter with hopes of shifting to process.

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  6. AJ says:

    I’m definitely a product knitter as I love finishing and accomplishing something

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  7. iknead2knit says:

    Definitely a process knitter. Once I fall out of love with a project, it may or may not ever be finished.

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  8. salpal1 says:

    I am some of each. I like a challenge, but it might take me ages to finish it. I also like to feel like I got somewhere, so I always have a pair of socks on the needles, they get worked on here and there and amazingly, get done with some regularity. But near the end of a large project I am totally product, I just want the darned thing done!

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  9. Oh I have to like the process or I DITCH the project REAL FAST

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  10. kathyreeves says:

    I’m more on the product side, but the process has to be enjoyable too.

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  11. It’s looking great so far! I am a product knitter, but trying to push myself to be a bit more of a process knitter this year 🙂

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  12. I’m not sure anyone would endure a horrible process in order to have a lovely finished object, or would they? I consider myself a product knitter. I won’t invest my time making something if I wouldn’t want to wear the finished object. I am not terribly motivated by learning new techniques when the tried and true ones I already know get me a much-worn and much-loved product. Where the process side impacts me is in choice of projects – I want written instructions rather than charts, flat pieces rather than knitting in the round etc. Making sure I will be happy with the process means I will get the finished product rather than giving up part of the way through.

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  13. I switch between the two. But I hadn’t really thought about it until I read this post. I bet I will be analyzing my knitting this way more now LOL

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