This knitting swing-chair got me thinking. I knit ’causeI love knitting. While it’s always nice to sit out on a rocker reading your paper on a pleasant day, it wold be even better to have yarn and needles in hand. As neat and geekery as this swing is (and I love knitting geekery, don’t get me wrong) it defeats the purpose of knitting altogether.
I am almost exclusively a process knitter. I can’t wait to get to that “Aaah” (I know you know what I’m talking about.) That moment when you release into the flow of the work, feel the Zen of the motion relax from your fingertips through your body;. feel the strain of life start to dissolve to the rhythm.
I think on some level all knitaholics are process knitters. It is, in the end, what fuels our addiction, like nicotine for smokers. It is an endorphin high but in a much healthier way. I’ll bet if someone did a study, they’d find that knitters produce endorphins while knitting. (If anyone knows of such a study, I’d love to hear about it.)
Knitaholics instinctively understand the therapeutic nature of the craft. And like me, you probably have deeper reasons behind your obsession. Knitting, I believe, saves lives.
So, are you a process or a product knitter? Please leave a comment below, I’d love to know.
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