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Published on May 30th, 2017 | by Natalie


10 Signs You’re Addicted to Knitting

Can you remember the first time you cast on? Were you hooked straight away, or did the thrill of knitting build slowly over time, row upon row like a never-ending scarf? Either way you might find yourself in deeper than you thought now, unable to put down the needles or say no to that ball of yarn with 60% off.  Here are 10 signs that you could be addicted to knitting:

  1. Your stash has its own room.

    yarn room

  2. You’ve set up a system with the postman for your yarn deliveries (bonus points if he/she knows your name).


  3. Housework has become an optional luxury, knitting is essential.

  4. Multi-tasking while knitting is your speciality, from watching TV to making dinner.

  5. You can’t leave the house without a ball of yarn. Keys, check. Purse, check. Yarn, check.

    yarn bag

  6. You stay up late knitting, but the next day you vow you’ll get more sleep. You decide to do just one more row… before you know it, it’s 2am again.

  7. Your first thought when you find out someone is expecting a baby is, ooo what can I knit them? Then you remember to congratulate the parents-to-be.

    baby hat knit

  8. Your friends and family know not to interrupt you mid row. They’ve learnt to start their sentences, ‘When you finish that row…’

  9. You’ve only just cast on one project, but you’re already planning the next one in your mind.

  10. There’s never a day when you don’t feel like knitting.

How many habits do you recognize?

Only a couple: you’re a knitting addict newbie, there’s hope for you yet.

Five or more: You’re so tangled in yarn (literally and metaphorically), we’re afraid there’s no turning back now.

All ten: it’s official, you’re crafting crazy and we wouldn’t want to get on your wrong side. The only solution? Embrace the mania and keep knitting – and remember you’re in good company the world over!

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About the Author

Natalie loves anything crafty - knitting, crochet, sewing, baking, even a bit of DIY piñata building. Most of all she likes to make handmade gifts for family and friends. Though she is currently experiencing a bit of a backlog of requests she hopes to be taking new orders for 2050 soon.

Last updated: June 5th, 2017.

16 Responses to 10 Signs You’re Addicted to Knitting

  1. Terri says:

    A sure sign that I’m addicted – I get so distracted by the cute knit tote bag that I forget the quiz and do a Google image search to find the pattern! LOL

  2. Ellie Leamy says:

    8 plus bonus points … guilty as charged 😀

  3. Pam Skellington -wool hoarder ! says:

    OMG !!!
    All ten for me 😉

  4. Judith Johnson says:

    Yes – but then I knew that anyway! Mesmerised by the knitting bag – is the pattern available anywhere?

  5. Liz says:

    Click the picture of the knitting bag; its a link and the pattern is free! 🙂

  6. Brenda Briggs says:

    I can admit to quite a number of knitting addictions including not only wool but a Must when i see the word FREE download for patterns. I have numoures binders each with their own labels on as well as books.

  7. Janette Johnson says:

    I didn’t even need to do this quiz I knew I was a 12 never minda 10 hahaha

  8. Teresa says:

    It’s an 8 for me. I too can’t pass up a free pattern. I’m most guilty of thinking about the next project before the one on the needles is barely cast on. I need to practice mindfulness. Hopefully it won’t cure my addiction.

  9. Barbara says:

    This is too true! Thank God for knitting though! I have 3 teenage young ladies and when their hormones get into an uproar I can relax through knitting! It is my therapy.

  10. karen eagleson says:

    all ten is for me as well i am always using yarn to make baby blankets and washed clothes as well

  11. Jo says:

    “Only”8.5 ( my stash only has half a room, has to share with fabric stash). Must try harder.

  12. Jocelyn says:

    All of the above have always got something or things in progress

  13. Tracy says:

    Definitely a 10!! I also became fixated on the knitted knitting bag!! Good to know I’m not alone 😊😊😊

  14. Jan G says:

    100%Totally Addicted to knitting especially animals even more so I’m so bad that I haven’t got the heart to give any away yet… they are taking over the room.. so bad I sit in front of the computer, with the TV on, knitting and waiting for new patterns and wool deliveries, and yes most nights I’m still here gone midnight even 2am. as suggested above lol 100% knit-aholic;)

  15. Hudson says:

    Oh, Lordy—-10 for 10!!

  16. Lin says:

    I am definitely a 100% knitting and crochet addict. I get so much pleasure just looking at all the beautiful colours of the yarns. Knitting for me has been a life saver in more ways than one. I am so lucky to have a huge stash of yarn. It does confuse the issue when it comes to, what to knit next though.

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