but is crafting consumerism?
So … I’ve been getting more into the minimalism thing (it’s been going around).
But … I’m a crafter. I make stuff. I make a lot of stuff. Making stuff requires tools and materials and add-ons.
Knitters … well, they knit. Some knitters test themselves to knit 12 sweaters in a year, or 11 lace shawls in 2011, or 52 pairs of socks in a year.
That is a lot of socks.
I do not have 52 pairs of socks. I do not need 52 pairs of socks. Or twelve sweaters. Or 11 lace shawls. Maybe someone else needs 11 lace shawls. I do not. (I am proud of myself for recognizing this. I have not always been able to recognize this.)
I’m having trouble reconciling the desire to minimize with the desire (the urge! the drive! the need!) to craft and make …
How do you deal with it?