You know you are addicted to crochet when…
…you are 2 stitches into a 100 stitch row and it is time to leave and you say, “I just have to finish this row first”.
…you keep a project bag in your car for the “just in case I have to wait five minutes to crochet while waiting for ______ to finish”. (Fill in the blank with any child’s sporting or school event.)
…you find stitch markers in your slippers.
…you buy a new camera just so you can take better photos of your projects.
…you buy a smartphone just so you can take quick photos of your projects.
…instead of counting sheep, you count stitches.
…you don’t mind arriving early to work to secure a parking spot because you are happy to sit in your car and crochet for a few minutes.
…you recall your vacations by which project you made while traveling. “Oh I remember that trip. That was when I made….”
…you are more excited for a “snow/ice day” than your kids.
…when packing for vacation you pack your yarn first.
…you find stitch markers in every room of your house.
…you post more photos of yarn and your projects than pictures of your kids.
…road trip = more crochet time (oh, and family time too!).
…you compare how much something costs to skeins of yarn. (It’s how much? Gosh that’s like five skeins of yarn!)
…your idea of a good date night involves a yarn store and coupons.
…your idea of an exciting Friday night is blocking a shawl.
…you have daily UFO sightings at your house.
…your teenage son actually knows the difference between knitting and crocheting.
…you find stitch markers in the dryer.
…you are having a panic attack because you can’t find your *favorite* G hook.
…you tell your son, “Sorry, your homework has to wait. I need the computer for this pattern.”
…you’ve used the phrase “yarn diet”.
…you have more throw blankets than couches, loveseats and chairs combined.
…new car shopping involves checking for enough *leg AND crochet bag* room.
…you find crochet hooks under your couch.
…you find yarn under your couch.
…you find stitch markers under your couch.
…you have crocheted by candlelight.
…you get excited when your husband says “road trip” before you even know where he wants to visit.
…you take a vacation day to catch up on things at the house and the number one item on your list is to finish your current crochet project.
…your cat totally ignores the balls of yarn splayed across the floor, “Been there, done that-Meow!”
…you store yarn in your bathtub.
…you find stitch markers at work.
…you are annoyed when you DON’T have to wait at the doctor’s office.
…you have a room dedicated to just yarn and crochet.
…you think it is totally normal to ask someone his or her head circumference.
…you find pieces of yarn in your purse and your coat pockets.
…you find stitch markers in your purse and your coat pockets.
…you suffer from APDS* and AYDS*.
*APDS-Acquired Pattern Disorder Syndrome. The inability to stop purchasing patterns, resulting in a collection of patterns that far exceeds your life expectancy.
*AYPS-Acquired Yarn Disorder Syndrome. When you’ve acquired so much yarn you will never, ever use it all in 3 lifetimes.
…you find you can relate to all of the above!
We adopted our cat from a shelter so we don’t know a lot about her parents. She does have some Manx in her as she does not have a tail. So…. you might be addicted to crochet when your son asks you to crochet a tail for your cat and you pause a moment thinking over the possibility of this project.
Relax! And enjoy your healthy addiction to crochet. Now go create something extraordinary.