Knitter's of a Different Stitch
You can classify knitters by; what they know, what they knit, what they collect. The Scarf Knitter Some people knit scarves and that is all they want to do. Their scarves are the most complicated stitch patterns and have the most intricate details. If you were to ask them why they knit scarves they will tell you it is because they can take the project everywhere. Thee could knit you a sweater if they would because they know how but they like the portability of the scarf and that is what they crave. You see them knitting; on a bus, while someone else drives, waiting in line at the post office, on a park bench. They love to try all the new yarns on the market and they can afford the higher priced yarns because the only need a ball or two to make a scarf. They have no need for as many scarves that are able to turn out so they give them away to everyone in their immediate circle of friends and family. The Beginner Knitter This type of knitter craves knowledge. They read every book, magazine, website looking for more information on their topic of interest. Unlike the scarf knitter who knits scarves for their portability they knit scarves because that is the only thing that that have the confidence to knit. They want to knit a sweater but they need to gather just a little more information on the subject before the gain the confidence to do so. They knit when every they get a spare moment. Most beginners will knit with what every yarn they come in contact and they are nervous about spending too much on a ball of yarn because they are afraid that they will mess it up. The Sock Knitter This knitter is like the Scarf knitter in that they crave portability. They love that socks are a small project that can be carried in they purse and do not require a large bag to carry all the necessary tools. Everyone they know has a pair of hand knit socks and they expect them on birthdays, and holidays. The love the intricate patterns and they way the stitches combine to make a wearable and useful object. The sock knitter might end up with a few lonely socks; the ones with no mates. This is called the second sock syndrome. This happens sometimes when a chosen yarn do not fit well with the chosen pattern and they just can not expend the energy on another sock that just does not measure up to their high standards. The Stash Knitter This knitter loves yarn so much that even if they have no project for it they continue to buy yarn. This knitter hides yarn in every empty space that they can find. They love the hunt for the perfect yarn and they will do anything and go anywhere to find it. They drive miles and miles to go to a yarn shop just to find that perfect yarn. I will give them this to mean well and to support the local yarn shops, and really do want to knit up all of the yarn in their stash but they love the thrill of the hunt and the feel of a new yarn in their hands. The Lace Knitter This knitter has a lot of patience; they love to work with ultra fine yarn and intricate stitches. It has been said that you either love lace or your hate it, there is no in between. It takes a good eye and a delicate touch to turn a fine thread into a beautiful work of art. This knitter will tell you that once you try it you can never go back. They will knit other projects but nothing fills them with such excitement as looking at a chart and visualizing the finished garment. The Prolific Knitter This knitter has knit it all; socks, scarves, sweaters, and lace. They love to create and love the feel of the yarn slipping between their fingers, and the soft click of the needles as each stitch is created. They can knit with out a pattern and love to design their own garments. They give knitted gifts on every occasion, and they ware they garments with pride. They are the knitter that loves to teach the art of knitting to anyone who will and they feel it is their duty to let people know how enjoyable the art is. The Online Knitter This knitter is my favorite. This knitter has entered the online community full force and has everything that they need to make it easy to connect with other knitters all over the world. This knitter has a BLOG, is a member of almost every yahoo group that talks about knitting. This knitter post photos of every finished object (FO) and tells about every stash enhancement and where to find the best free patterns. This knitter is connected with others in the knitting world and is the first to know when a new yarn, magazine, or book is available. I am this knitter.