All my posts about unfinished and finished projects, knitting and other, have led me to contemplate the age-old question, what type of knitter (or crafter) am I?
In terms of generalisation there are a number of available categories: a process knitter – more interested in creation than the final article, and perfectly happy never to see the object in question once complete- the knitter/shopper – who sees a finished object, wants to wear it and knits it to be able to wear it – and the knitter whose goal is always the finish – to be able to say that they have done x, y or z.
I rather suspect that I’m most likely to be the process knitter (especially given my ability to neglect things once the interesting stage has finished!). I will often choose projects because I want to try tapestry, canvaswork, lacework, fairisle etc, although it is rarely that I don’t like or wear the finished article (the sad sock being an exception to the rule). The trellis scarf in particular is something chosen as a pretty pattern for which I had the yarn in my stash and I wanted to try some lacework even though frilly scarves are not usually my thing and it may turn into a present to someone.
On the other hand I do keep most of my FOs – I knit for myself and for babies and occasionally socks and hats for other people. However, my other crafts do yield presents for other people so maybe I’m a regular mixture.
Conclusion: Greedy Process Knitter in the stash!