We’re all in love with knitting, but are you truly obsessed? Take a look at our list of signs to find out how bad you have the knitting bug.
1. You’re thinking about devoting an entire room to yarn storage.
The more you buy, the more you knit. But that stash still just seems to be building up regardless! Don’t worry, your kid won’t miss his bedroom.
2. You plan vacations around yarn.
Maybe you just happen to be in Rhinebeck during the Sheep & Wool Festival. Or maybe you’re visiting a city that has the most yarn stores per square mile. Either way, your spouse is getting suspicious.
3. You keep a project with you at all times — you know, just in case of an emergency.
You never know when you might have a few minutes to sneak in some stitches, whether it’s in a waiting room or in rush-hour traffic.
4. You can’t leave the yarn store without making a purchase.
It’s just too tempting.
5. You know where all the closest yarn stores are, even if you’re not in your hometown.
You’re like a map app when it comes to yarn stores. You can navigate anyone to all the closest yarn stores — even the ones that are hundreds of miles away.
6. Your email inbox is flooded with newsletters about yarn.
This just makes the temptation to purchase even greater.
7. When it comes to notions, you have three of everything.
Tape measures, stitch marker sets, needles of the same size — you never know when you might need an extra. They’re also great to have on hand in case you meet a beginner knitter who might need to borrow an extra notion!
8. The vendors at the fiber festival know you by name.
You’re a loyal customer, and there’s nothing wrong with that!
9. Family and friends introduce you as “the friend who knits.”
“This is Ashley. She’s my friend I told you about who knits.” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been introduced this way, and I love it!
10. You can identify specific yarns and color names just by looking at them.
Malabrigo, Cloudborn, Plymouth, Rowan — you’ve stitched with all of them, and you can recognize them immediately.
11. You’re thinking about buying an alpaca or an angora rabbit.
You could knit with your dog’s fur, sure, but an alpaca or angora rabbit would be more desirable.
12. You have several circles of knitting friends.
When you say you’re hanging out with your knitting friends, outsiders know to steer clear!
13. You lose sleep to finish a project.
Who needs 8 hours of sleep when you can have 8 hours of knitting?
14. You advertise your love of knitting everywhere, from your car to your clothing.
Your knitting bumper stickers only serve to accentuate the “I love knitting” T-shirt you wear at least once a week.
15. Your pets have names like Knit and Purl.
It only gets confusing when you’re trying to knit and call for your pets at the same time.
16. Your family members know not to expect store-bought gifts from you anymore.
But no one’s complaining about those cozy socks you made last year!
17. You can’t watch a movie or TV without knitting.
Multi-tasking is a great way to get in even more knitting time. Plus it stops you from eating so much popcorn.
18. Knitters of all levels come to you for stitch help.
You’re like a knitting doctor. No matter what the project, you always help find a solution!
19. Everything in your home is knitted.
Ottoman? Check. Throw blankets? Check. Stool covers? Check. Your home is one cozy abode!
20. You have enough hand knit sweaters to wear a different one every day for a month.
Your knitting obsession is nothing new, and your wardrobe proves it!
Do you recognize any of these signs in your knitting life?
Share some of the signs, whether it’s these or other signs you’ve noticed, below in the comments!