And it was never clear to me where (or whether) my own crafty practices fit into this binary.
I mean, I love stuff. I love clothes in particular. And I love handknit clothes particularly in particular.
I wear almost all of my handknits. What I don’t wear, I frog and reknit into something I’ll get use out of.
The unique joy of finishing a knitted piece is something rare and precious to me.
So, in spite of how much I enjoy the processes of knitting, I’ve always thought, maybe I am a product/object knitter. Which is fine by me. I have no shame regarding my love of material stuff or of fashion.
But then this happened:
I found two pencils, and started experimenting with left-leaning decreases.
At a rock and roll show.
This, friends, is the heart of a Process Knitter.
Even so, I will maintain that I’m a hybrid (as I suspect most people and things are in this world), partly because I was so thrilled to put that little swatch to use as an impromptu bow tie for my friend Jesse.
Bow tie not included.