Knitting is an art. There is not right or wrong in knitting, only whether the knitter is happy with the end result of his or her efforts. I believe that everybody is weird. We all have varying degrees of weirdness and some of us can tuck in our weirdness a little better than others, but at our core we are a collection of quirky individuals and that's what makes us wonderful! Here are some of my weird knitterly quirks:
- I love to swatch. It gets me excited for the project I am about to knit, kind of in the same way the appetizer at a restaurant gets me excited for the main course.
- I like to keep my swatches. They are pinned to a large cork board in my office. (some swatches become part of the finished project, so those ones I do not have on the corkboard)
- I keep all my leftover yarn. I have boxes of them. Sometimes I use them for swatching.
- Even though I have been knitting socks and turning heels for 30+ years, every heel I turn still feels slightly magical
- Ditto for Kitchener stitching sock toes.
- I have at least 50 skeins of self-striping sock yarn.
- In addition to a compulsion for self-striping sock yarn, I also have a compulsion for discontinued yarns and one-of-a-kind skeins. Basically if it is discontinued or limited edition I will buy it.
- I have been toying with putting a destash page on this website to thin the hoard a bit.
- Plain vanilla socks are my favourite thing to knit. They never get boring to me. Hence number 6.
- I don't really like knitting fair isle or intarsia. I think both are beautiful to look at, but I don't enjoy the process. I love mosaic knitting though.
- Wine affects my gauge.
- I am a selfish knitter. I keep at least 90% of what I make.
- I dislike seaming.
- I think bobbles look like nipples.
So there you have it, some of my knitterly quirks. Do you have any knitting confessions you'd like to make?