When the Product Knitter Can’t Stop Casting On

There are worse knitting problems to have, I’m sure, but recently I can’t stop casting on new projects.  I went through this earlier this year, ‘Start-itis’ I called it. I swear, this Product Knitter isn’t suddenly changing her stripes and becoming a Process Knitter, but I think, rather, I’m flush with inspiration. I keep seeing beautiful patterns, I have lovely yarn, and I just want the item.

For those who may not be familiar, they say there are two types of knitters: Product and Process.  The big differences between the two?

Product Knitters:

  • Are driven by the finished object, to ‘complete the thing’;
  • Are typically working on a small amount pf projects at a time;
  • Usually keep their finished objects for themselves to wear, love and enjoy

Process Knitters:

  • Have many, many projects ongoing
  • Are motivated by the process of knitting, by the excitement of creating something new
  • Often will give their FOs away, getting satisfaction by making the thing.

Even though I am certainly feeling the excitement every time I cast on a new project, I am still driven by the desire to see it finished.

So, what am I currently working on? Glad you asked. Currently on the go, I have: 2 pairs of socks, 1 cardigan, 1 purse, 1 cowl, and 1 shawl.  I have a few hats I want to get started as well, but for now, these six projects are keeping me plenty busy!

Happy knitting!

6 thoughts on “When the Product Knitter Can’t Stop Casting On”

  1. so true. I’m also a product knitter, except that I have a coupe of projects that didn’t work out as well as I thought and I’m still happy because I learned stuff when I was making them! maybe I’m a “prodject” knitter?? 😂

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