Saturday, May 5, 2012

You Know You Knit Too Much When...

"I can't believe you don't have our Rewards card--You're in here all the time!" The cashier at Michaels Arts and Crafts.

Your friends never ask what you want for your birthday or Christmas or Anniversary or, indeed, any holiday that involves a present.

You're actually a little disappointed with the advent of Spring, as this means your days of showing off your handknits are numbered.

You hear that someone is pregnant, and immediately begin planning the project. You may or may not wait until the happy couple finds out the sex, depending on what colorway of yarn you manage to score in the meantime.

You don't understand anyone who can just sit anywhere without knitting or crocheting.

You're pretty sure your car can make it to the LYS without you steering it.

You refer to the nearby metropolitan area with Michaels, Jo-Ann Fabrics, and AC Moore as "Mecca," and the stores themselves as "The Big 3." It can take 45 minutes to drive to "Mecca," depending on traffic, but you don't care.

Your idea of a good time on a Friday night is hanging out at the LYS, knitting with people.

You get a resentment because you have two people in your life who are pregnant, one who is moving into a new apartment, one who is graduating school, and one who just wants you to just knit her the scarf you've been promising for years already, and one who's been waiting for knee socks since time and memorial--and really, these people just need to take a NUMBER!

You need to take a vacation day (or days...plural) in order to finish a project.

Normal people look in their closet, see that they don't have enough (shirts, skirts, sweaters, slippers, socks) and decide a trip to the store is in order. You, on the other hand, immediate try to determine if you can knit or crochet any of these items instead. You don't particularly care that it's probably going to take you a month to do each one.

Worn-out socks are a win-win for you. Either you can start investigating how to darn (something you've always wanted to learn) or you can knit more!

Other people look at the camera on an iPad as an odd thing. I mean, really, who carts around the iPad to take pictures of things? do! The iPad camera is better than your lame cell phone camera, and a very effective way to take a picture of a finished object (FO) and then immediately post it somewhere on-line afterwards.

Your significant other thinks it's an imposition to ask you to teach a friend how to knit or crochet. On the contrary, you feel it's your noble, sworn duty to spread the word of the yarn...

A friend at work, who is from another country, asks you what you mean, exactly by "theese yarn you speak of?" You immediately open your desk drawer and pull out a skein to show her.

You read my list and immediately think, "And your point is...what?"

(My plan is to elaborate on each of these items in future posts.)

Happy Knitting!

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1 comment:

  1. Great list!
    Especially this one,"You don't understand anyone who can just sit anywhere without knitting or crocheting."