A knitting obsession is a positive addiction to everything knitting related. This becomes a way of life for some and affects us in many different ways.
Here is a fun look at the knitting obsessed like us. Home, travel, family and our way of life for addicted knitters.
Your Way of Life
- You have at least one knitting tattoo
- You own several knitting bags and use them all
- If you are sitting you are knitting – no matter where you are
- Having no knitting leads to stress and withdrawl
- You fall asleep knitting as it’s almost finished and I want to get it done. Then if you make it into bed…
- You get up in the night to finish that project
- Pulling work back to rectify a mistake is really satisfying
- Your knitting bag goes everywhere with you
- One more row always ends up with a finished item at 3 in the morning
- You know what yarn any knitted item has been made with
- If you see someone with a hand made item you have to ask if they made it.
- You always have to talk to someone who has a hand knitted item on as they understand the need for knitting
- You have an entire room devoted to your craft
- And then more stash besides
- You hide your stash from your family
- You look down and there are always a couple of yarn ends on the floor
- When you see someone knitting on the telly you get all giddy
- Your monthly budget includes rent, utilities and knitting
- You go to bed and knit in your sleep
- You own more yarn and patterns than you could ever knit but that doesn’t stop the desire for more
- You leave a project in the loo because if you are sitting, you are knitting
- People call you the knitting lady (or man!)
- All you get for birthdays and chirstmas is yarn, patterns, needles….
- Your family remind you about the yarn in the cellar, kitchen, bedrooms…
- You make up reasons not to go out, even on special occasions so you can stay home and knit
Buying Yarn, Patterns and Accessories
- To protect your latest purchase you say things like, “I’ve had this yarn for ages”
- You get home and immediately stuff your new purchase down the back of the sofa with the other 20 purchases so nobody sees
- The local craft shop is too much to walk past without going in
- Then you can’t leave without buying something
- You know all your local craft shop owners by name
- You see a new yarn or pattern and have to have it
Spare Time, Holidays and Travel
- You would rather stay home and knit than, shopping, days out, holidays, seeing family, walking the dog…
- Leaving home to go anywhere is difficult as you want to finish the end of the row and then – there’s time for one more – isn’t there?
- Going anywhere, even for an hour needs at least 3 projects to be on the safe side
- All holidays are planned around knitting
- You go on holiday to visit a yarn shop that you haven’t been to before
- You have a knitting group for every day of the week
- You plan your holiday so you can visit that yarn show everyone is talking about.
- You have a “just in case” project with you at all times
Did we miss anything? Leave a comment below and we will add it to the list.