Tuesday, June 30, 2009

What type of knitter are you?

Show and tell first!
Nancy's wonderfully colorful socks made with three different colors of the Periwinkle Sheep Watercolors Sock Yarn:
Christine's shawl made from a pattern in the Friendship Shawls book, with Linares yarn:
It's very soft and lovely feeling!
Robin's knitted Santa which will be a class coming up in September - great holiday decoration!
Annie's orientation socks made with Step Duett:
(She's giving them to a student at SUNY when they come for orientation)
There are several customers who come to the store to hang out and knit on the weekends. This means that sometimes we have interesting conversations that run the gamut - food, airplane horror stories, etc. This weekend it was about making mistakes and what different knitters will do to address it. For example, if you are working on a project and then realize you made a small mistake several rows back, do you:
1) rip it back to correct the mistake?
2) throw it across the room?
3) put it in time out until it behaves (Nancy's method)
4) just keep knitting?
Some are perfectionists and don't want any mistakes because while no one else will notice, they will know it's there. Some just want to get it done and keep right on going as if nothing happened. Some are all about the process, so rip it back to fix it because they want to learn to do it the right way.
What kind of knitter are you? Discuss amongst yourselves....

1 comment:

Nancy Giebelhaus said...

If it is a small mistake such as one wrong stitch, I just leave it and go on. But if it interfers with the coloring of the piece then I would go back and fix it. Both of these statements can be reversed if it takes to longor to much effort to correct the mistake. I consider myself a "middle of the road" knitter.