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I have yet another new project on the needles, for me this is a bad thing.  I’m a process knitter not a product knitter, much to my disgust.  Basically that means that I love the art of knitting but find it difficult to finish off a project as I just love knitting and get so excited by new projects with new stitch patterns.  I don’t want to be like that though, I want to be able to finish my knitting projects and not just when it’s a Christmas present, which is the only thing I seem to be able to actually finish.

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As you can see, I have 5 official projects on the needles at the moment, that is of course a huge fat lie, this is my hibernating list…

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Add both of those lists together and that is how many projects are sat in little cotton drawstring bags and hidden away in a cupboard.  Also that’s not including the 4 projects I just frogged because I’ve gone off them.

I have the blessing of living with a product knitter though and it’s an eye opening experience.  I taught Owen to knit a couple of years ago and in that time he’s only knit a few things but they were mainly socks.  This year though I got a beautiful scarf, one of the best presents I’ve ever received.  I love knitting presents for other people just as much as I love receiving them and it might be being a bit too honest but I’ll admit that I hoped he’d knit me the odd present, this year I wasn’t disappointed.

Let me say this very clearly, he knits  J U S T   O N E   P R O J E C T   A T   A   T I M E.  That is a completely alien idea to me, finishing a project before moving on to another.  Whilst I’m sure I’ll devise a list of New Year resolutions very soon, this is definitely going to be one of them – get my In Progress list down from 18 to 2, one complex for the quiet days and one simple for ‘film knitting’.  Wish me luck.

Written by Sarah

2 Comments

Penny

That is brilliant. I am so relieved to read from another ‘process not product’ person. At the moment, I have a tea cosy, unfinished. Beautiful, stitched of strawberries, but needs to be MADE UP. Been sitting around for about a year or two!!! I also have a denim ‘strap’ embroidered. It is waiting to be made into the strap of a bag. I am itching to start some new knitting…

knittingupnorth

Me too and I’m fighting the urge to start another project even now. I started working through my hibernating list this week though and have finished one project and started another, it feels great! I’d highly recommend it :)

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