I signed up for FibreShare! I’m suuuuuper excited about it because I’ve wanted to participate for a while now!
Karen posted a Q&A, my favorite!
Q. What item did you make that was a complete win? You loved making it, using it and got compliments on it.
A. I’m just going to say hats. I seem to do really well with hats in general.
Q. How about a project that was a half win? You either loved making it and didn’t use it or hated making it but loved using it.
A. I loved making my Magenta Le Smoking, but I don’t wear it. There is no shaping in the shoulders, and it is too small to really wear comfortably. I love the color. I’m still thinking about frogging it.
Q. Have you ever resurrected a UFO, finished it and loved it?
A. Just the Birds of Blendon hat.
Q. Is there a technique that you’ve used in the past that you’ll never do again? How about one that you avoided and ended up liking? Do you use the items?
A. I tend to avoid intarsia. I don’t hate it, but I don’t love it either. I prefer knitting that has an intuitive rhythm to it. I haven’t knit intarsia in a long time. It was a sweater for my oldest son that had a star on the front. He really liked it. I guess I would knit intarsia again if there were a really good reason for it and I liked the finished product enough. But I think it’s clear that I’m more of a process knitter.
I need to get cracking on my Ohio Star Cowl. I skipped the last Knitting Season creative assignment, which consisted of knitting a stranded colorwork design in different colors, in favor of finishing up my Otter Ferry. I can see the point of the assignment, but my Knitting. Time. Is. So. Precious.
Do you prefer to spend your time knitting towards a finished object? Or are you happy to knit experimentally? Do you swatch a lot? Or just enough to get the gauge?
I’m in the latter category. What was it I said about being a process knitter? Maybe I am a product knitter, or a combination of both?