16 Signs You’re Obsessed With Knitting

Knitting isn’t just a hobby, it’s a lifestyle! Here’s how to know if your life has become hopelessly entangled with yarn.

You Want to Devote an Entire Room to Yarn Storage

The more you buy, the more you knit — right?! Don’t worry, your kid won’t miss his bedroom.

You Plan Vacations Around Yarn

Maybe you just happen to be in Rhinebeck during the Sheep & Wool Festival. Or perhaps you’re visiting a city that has the most yarn stores per square mile. Either way, your spouse is getting suspicious.

You Keep a Project With You at All Times

You never know when you might have a few minutes to sneak in some stitches, whether it’s in a waiting room, rush-hour traffic or during intermission of the middle-school play.

You Can’t Leave a Yarn Store Without Buying Something

It was on sale. They practically forced you to buy it!

You Know Where All the Top Yarn Stores Are — in All Zip Codes

When it comes to yarn stores, your brain is like a mapping app. You can quickly navigate anyone to all the closest ones, even if said store is hundreds of miles away.

Your Email Inbox Is All Yarn, All the Time

Hey, information is power! How else would you know when kits and supplies go on sale?

You Have Multiples of Every Notion

Tape measures, stitch markers, needles of the same size — you never know when you might need an heir and a spare, or when you’ll meet a beginner who might need to borrow an extra. All the more reason to stock up!

Friends Introduce You As “The One Who Knits”

“This is Ashley. She’s the one who knits.” It’s a glorious way to be introduced, and yes, you wear the title with pride.

You Can ID Yarns and Color Names at a Glance

Malabrigo, Cloudborn, Plymouth, Sprightly — you’ve stitched with all of them, and you never forget a fiber “face.”

You’re Thinking About Buying an Alpaca

You could knit with your dog’s fur (and yes, you know that’s a thing), but an alpaca — or angora rabbit! — is more up your alley. It can share the room with your supplies.

You’re in Several Knitting Groups

When you say you’re hanging out with your knitting friends, your family doesn’t even immediately know which one.

You Lose Sleep to Finish a Project

Who needs eight hours of sleep when you can have eight hours of knitting plus a finished item?

Your Family Doesn’t Expect Anything Store-Bought

And no one’s complaining about those cozy socks and the comfy sweaters you made last year!

You Can’t Watch a Movie Without Knitting

Some people text or tweet while they watch, and this is just your own version of multitasking. Plus, it keeps your hand out of the chip bowl.

Knitters Always Ask You for Stitch Help

You’re like a knitting doctor. No matter what the project, you’re ready to seek a solution.

You Have Handknit Sweaters for Each Day of the Month

Wear those sweaters loud and proud, you knitting ninja!

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One Response to “16 Signs You’re Obsessed With Knitting”

  1. Julie

    Always knitting when I have free time , cannot miss a bargain