The Sweaty Knitter recently posted a list she titled You Might Be a Knitting/Crocheting Addict If…
A fun post. You should check it out. Reading her post got me thinking about my own addiction symptoms. For your amusement (and possible identification, although I wont’ ask you to admit it), here’s my list:
1) You decide to switch to a smaller wallet so that your purse can hold larger project bags.
2) You refer to your knitting group friends by their Ravelry user names.
3) You’re more juiced to shop for yarn to make a sweater than you ever would be to simply shop for a sweater. And you will gladly, even joyfully spend money on yarn to make a sweater that you would never plunk down for something pre-assembled.
4) Hordes of drying, hand-knit socks have taken over your bathroom. You have to move four of them just to get at your bath towels.
5) Your sink is the only part of your bathroom that is always clean because you regularly use it to hand wash your projects.
6) You and your friends swap stories about craft room remodels. You can’t remember the last time someone mentioned revamping their kitchen.
7) You think HGTV should place a higher priority on the resale value of homes with fully-outfitted craft rooms and less on snazzy bathrooms, however spa-like and zen-luxurious they may be.
8) On second thought, you think, wouldn’t it be nice if they could invent a way to lounge in a deep bubble bath without getting your knitting wet? Someone should get on that.
9) You scour the used clothing stores looking for “victims” you can frog for cheap cashmere.
10) You fondle fine yarns the way your SO wishes you would fondle other things.
11) As you vacuum up the clouds of pet hair lurking under your furniture you think to yourself, “what a waste.” And you briefly consider the crafting possibilities if you were to clean it….
12) During intermission at a rock concert you pull out your knitting to clear your head of the second-hand pot smoke.