PDA

View Full Version : OT - You might be a "Knitneck"


KathyinCali
01-10-2007, 12:58 PM
Okay - Jeff Foxworthy became famous with his "You might be a redneck" I thought I'd try to see how many "Knitneck" examples we can come up with.

I'll Start....If you plan a vacation day around the start of your local yarn store's half yearly sale, you might just be a knitneck!

Let's hear yours :happydance:

Jenelle
01-10-2007, 01:05 PM
That's a good one! :roflhard:

If you name your pets after yarn companies or the name of yarns, you might be a knitneck. :teehee:

Stiney
01-10-2007, 01:37 PM
If you've used chopsticks or pencils as needles, you might be a knitneck.

If you've used paperclips as stitch holders and/or crochet hooks, and/or used rubberbands as point-protectors, you might be a knitneck. (I knit at work a lot.) :teehee:

brownishcoat
01-10-2007, 01:39 PM
If "Yarn" is an actual category in your budget…

KathyinCali
01-10-2007, 01:57 PM
Good ones! How about...If you call in sick to work to finish a project, you might just be a knitneck! :teehee:

Keep 'em coming!

snowbear
01-10-2007, 01:57 PM
If your stash takes up more room than your storage chest can hold, you might be a knitneck...

dustinac
01-10-2007, 02:01 PM
:rofl:


When packing for a trip you have more bags for knitting then clothes.... you might be knitneck


When your bags won't all fit in your car to go on your trip and you dare your dh to touch your knitting bags....you might be a knitneck...

mrs desert rain
01-10-2007, 02:35 PM
if you use yarn to wrap a piece of bacon around a filet before grilling... you MIGHT be a knitneck...

or

if, when moving across the country, you send the antique limoge with the movers, but pack your boxes of yarn in the truck (cause they're 'fragile'), you might be a knitneck (or perhaps your priorities are questionable...)

letah75
01-10-2007, 03:40 PM
If you keep a kitting project in your car, one at work, five at home, and one at a friend's house you might be a knitneck.

If you have so much yarn you will not be able to use it all if you knit 24/7, 365, and you still buy more yarn, you might be a knitneck.

If you check knittinghelp.com multiple times a day, or if you never close the window, so you can update whenever throughout the day, you might be a knitneck.

and

If you teach your friends, neighbors and co-workers to knit, and during your break at work, when you get home, on the phone, etc etc etc, talk about yarn, needles, and patterns well then you're not only a knitneck you are a whole big knitbody.

Ingrid
01-10-2007, 04:38 PM
If you wind a ball of yarn before you take someone to the emergency room. . . .. .

cara
01-10-2007, 04:50 PM
Back to the cooking....

If you tie up your Christmas turkey with the leftovers from your Gift Projects, you just might be a knit neck....

misstialouise
01-10-2007, 06:09 PM
If you are told by the LYS that you spend too much money there.... you might be a knitneck..

(It's happened to me...)

aineepooh1
01-10-2007, 06:28 PM
If the LYS clerks ALL know you by name~ might be a knitneck~!

aineepooh1
01-10-2007, 06:30 PM
Just had another~
If you have ever slept with your yarn at night~ Might be a knitneck~
(that one actually happened to ME~!)

aineepooh1
01-10-2007, 06:31 PM
Mistalouise~
:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :notworthy:

aineepooh1
01-10-2007, 06:35 PM
Just had another one~
If you return from your vacation and the first thing you see is your yarn stash~
and your first words are ~" I missed you my Darling" ~
MIGHT BE A KNITNECK~~ :roflhard: :cheering:

jberry16
01-10-2007, 06:37 PM
If you wind a ball of yarn before you take someone to the emergency room. . . .. .
I can admit to this one-sad but true :oops:

jberry16
01-10-2007, 06:39 PM
you might be a knitneck if you display your stash as a way of adding decor to your home.

aineepooh1
01-10-2007, 06:42 PM
GUILTY~~ :oops: :happydance: :cheering:

KathyinCali
01-10-2007, 06:52 PM
If you have the largest closet in the house dedicated to your stash...you might just be a knitneck :oops:

misstialouise
01-10-2007, 07:09 PM
Mistalouise~
:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :notworthy:

Thank you.. thank you...

here's a good one...

If you invite the Marketing Manager from your LYS to your 30th birthday party, and she COMES ... you might be a knitneck... ;)

aineepooh1
01-10-2007, 07:10 PM
KathyinCali~~
You shouldn't have started this post I can't seem to STOP MYSELF from posting..~~ Maybe it's because I AM in the south and You might be a Redneck jokes are the norm~~ :cheering: :cheering:

****If you have ever went to the LYS and saw the little old lady in the aisle with you who looked like she needed help.... and you stopped to help her because you think'......''Hmmm that will be me one day and I might need the help I need to go help her now~~!! Then she asks How long have you worked here?? :roflhard:
If you have ever been the yarn aisle and total strangers approach you and ask you about their yarn and how to knit a specific stitch..." You look like you would know~~ :cheering: :roflhard:

misstialouise
01-10-2007, 07:10 PM
Oh.. and...

If the Marketing Manager from your LYS comes to visit you in hospital after the birth of your child.... you might be a knitneck...

:D

(she did both.. LOL)...

aineepooh1
01-10-2007, 07:15 PM
MISTALOUISE~~
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:
Long live Queen Knitneck~~!!! :notworthy: :notworthy:

madametj
01-10-2007, 07:17 PM
If you think of yarn overs when you say "Yo!" or circular needles when people talk about their "cable" channels.....



(p.s. why is this OT? we're talking about knitting arent we? :?? )

aineepooh1
01-10-2007, 07:18 PM
If you have ever used the words YARN + P0RN in the same sentence~~ :cheering:

letah75
01-10-2007, 07:37 PM
If anyone has ever walked into your house, stopped and stared with their mouth open and said "why, WHY does one person need this much yarn?!?"

If you leave work early because your "sick" and it happens to be right after your neighbor called you to tell you that UPS just dropped of a package with them, and they won't be home later & they want you to know they'll give you the package tomorrow.

If you order yarn online, and obsessively check your tracking page, to see if anything has changed in the last 5 minutes.

RachelJean
01-10-2007, 07:41 PM
If you spend hours re-arranging your closet so that your yarn is easier to reach than your clothes, you might be a knitneck. :teehee:

madametj
01-10-2007, 08:07 PM
If you think of purling every time you see a pearl necklace, you might be a knitneck

samm
01-10-2007, 08:18 PM
Argggghhhh. I am definitely a knitneck!!!! I couldn't log on here and absolutely panicked!!! :pout: No access to knittinghelp!?? Tragedy!!! I even emailed Amy for help! :oops: Now that's a knitneck. samm

nonny2t
01-10-2007, 09:37 PM
You ladies are a hoot and I think more than one of you have experienced these knitnecks too!

If you just have to finish the row so you take it to the bathroom with you, you might be a knitneck.

If you are making love to your husband and call him by your favorite yarns name, you might be a knitneck.

If you are walking out in public and discover a piece of yarn dragging behind you, you might be a knitneck.

If your nightly prayers include, " and God Bless Knitpicks" you might be a knitneck.

Faye :rofl:

BinkyKat
01-10-2007, 10:07 PM
:teehee: If you have two shops you stop at when travelling across the state to see your family every 6 to 8 weeks instead of stopping for gas, and one of those shops asks you at checkout "is our clear bag ok or do you need the opaque?" because they understand the need for discreet entry into the house so dh doesn't see all you bought....you just may be a knitneck...
:roflhard:
this is a fun thread! :happydance:

madametj
01-10-2007, 10:11 PM
if you take out a second mortgage just to pay for yarn....

(totally made that one up, just so u know)

Stiney
01-10-2007, 10:18 PM
If you belong to the Church of Ingrish, and pray to Ingrid, the Knitting Goddess, you might just be a knitneck.

Yarnmen.

Cristy
01-10-2007, 11:52 PM
You might be a knitneck if your hospital bag for the delivery room includes a knitting project!

(like I'm really going to knit...)

Shandeh
01-11-2007, 04:06 AM
..if you call your LYS, and they recognize you by the sound of your voice.

..if you walk into your LYS, and EVERY clerk RUNS to greet you.

..if you find yourself choosing between groceries and yarn when your money starts running low.

..if the only thing you get for Christmas is knitting supplies, patterns, and yarn.

..if you are caught staring at someone's sweater with an intense gaze, because you're trying to figure out the pattern and fiber content.

..if you delay in responding when your husband asks, "Well, are we going out to eat for our anniversary, or are you going to stay home and knit all night?"

..if you refuse to get a haircut and manicure, because, "Just think of how much YARN I could buy with that money!"

..if you have a major car accident, and they use the "Jaws of Life" to cut you out of your car, and the first thing you say when they get you out is, "Don't forget my knitting bag!"

YOU MIGHT BE A KNITNECK.

alicia
01-11-2007, 09:11 AM
Cristy~ I did that! Totally GUILTY! :oops:
And I did Knit in the Hospital~ :teehee:
I guess that makes me a knitneck~

nadja la claire
01-11-2007, 09:59 AM
If when you take your mother on a tour of an assisted living facility and your first question to the tour guide is "Where are the yarn stores?" then you may be a knitneck. (I did this yesterday. Oh and when we walked in to this place, sitting in the beautiful lobby there was a woman knitting away. I knew that it was a good place.)

If during your DH's surgery you go to the LYS that you spotted on the way to the hospital.

I guess I'm a knitneck.



:muah: :hug:

Nadja xxx

nadja la claire
01-11-2007, 10:10 AM
..if you are caught staring at someone's sweater with an intense gaze, because you're trying to figure out the pattern and fiber content.


YOU MIGHT BE A KNITNECK.

I do this all the time.

:muah: :hug:

Nadja xxx

saylor
01-11-2007, 11:04 AM
Fantasizes about yarn?
That one about sleeping with yarn got me going.
If I were a cat I could curl up in one of those round felted beds. But I like the idea of a big bed of yarn better.

KathyinCali
01-11-2007, 12:35 PM
When packing for a trip if your husband asks if you packed your knitting vs. did you pack the suntan lotion...you might just be a knitneck!


My husband has come to see my knitting as a great pacifier for me :teehee:

nonny2t
01-11-2007, 12:47 PM
If you have multiple projects started, but find a pattern and have to knit it immediately, you might be a knitneck.

nadja la claire
01-11-2007, 04:20 PM
I've got a another one.

You know you're a knitneck if after you've bought some yarn, you stop to buy some groceries and you bring the yarn in with you because you're afraid that if someone steals your car they'll also get your yarn.

:muah: :hug:

Nadja xxx

misstialouise
01-11-2007, 04:38 PM
You might be a knitneck if your hospital bag for the delivery room includes a knitting project!

(like I'm really going to knit...)

I did this too...


hehehehe

letah75
01-11-2007, 06:26 PM
If you have multiple projects started, but find a pattern and have to knit it immediately, you might be a knitneck.

K, did that last night.

You have ever said "Hold on I need to finish this row" or knit until the wee hours of the night, eyes closing of their own valition and you drag yourself to be cursing the need for sleep.

You have ever been told by your friend's significant other "you can come over and hang out with {insert name here} but the two of you are not allowed to knit tonight"

You have ever been looked at in an accusing manner, pointed at and been told "OHHHH, so YOU'RE the one I should blame!!! YOU'RE the reason my house is covered in yarn" (I heard this from the boyfriend of one of my grandknitters) Definition of a grandknitter you ask? Someone who has been taught to knit by someone you taught to knit. It's like a pyramid scheme, except even the person at the top just puts out money.

Stiney
01-11-2007, 06:32 PM
You have ever been told by your friend's significant other "you can come over and hang out with {insert name here} but the two of you are not allowed to knit tonight"

...and then you told your friend she needed a new SO. :rofl:

letah75
01-11-2007, 07:18 PM
:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: I would have....'cept they make pretty babies together and I want them to make more so I can play with them....That and he's asked me to teach him how to knit now, so that he can make himself a Dr. Who scarf since his wife said "I will not make you a 20 foot scarf. If you want it learn to knit"

hunterjenn
01-11-2007, 07:59 PM
..if you are caught staring at someone's sweater with an intense gaze, because you're trying to figure out the pattern and fiber content.

:roflhard: :roflhard: Just the other day I rewound a scene in a movie about 6 times so I could figure out how to make the sweater for my DH! :rofl:

yeah_im_crazy
01-11-2007, 09:13 PM
OOOHHHHHHH!!!!

If you are watching Disney Channel with your younger cousins and they want to watch Kim Possible, and the character named Ron calls Kim "KP" and you think of "Knit, Purl" or "Knitpicks,"

then you might be a knitneck!!!!!

Eloewien
01-11-2007, 09:20 PM
So many of these are entirely too accurate!!

... when you walk into the doctor's office and the first question you hear is "what are you working on today?" and "when are you delivering more scarves?"

That's all I can think of for the moment...

RooGirl
01-11-2007, 09:32 PM
When you're measuring a client's closed for a remodeling project and you lose track of your measurements because you're staring at her knit-sweaters wondering if she made them herself.

Compulsive
01-11-2007, 09:38 PM
..if you are caught staring at someone's sweater with an intense gaze, because you're trying to figure out the pattern and fiber content.

Then you ask if you can feel the person's sweater! I did that several times.

Or,

You're so engrossed in trying to finish a project, your youngest comes asks,"When's dinner?" you look up and it's almost 10pm.

Or,

One of your twins makes a comment to the other that they are going to ask if you'd pay 1/2 for something they're saving to get & the other twin replies with:

"Yep, she'll give your the money if she hasn't spent it all on yarn."

Or

You start visiting your in-laws more often because their house is near your favorite yarn store.

newamy
01-14-2007, 03:40 PM
How about when you clean out your sock drawer and realize you need to go out and buy more socks; but instead you sit down and cast on a new pair. Then you try to figure out how long it would take to only have hand knitted socks in the sock drawer...

I did this yesterday xxx

gingergal4l8r
01-14-2007, 03:55 PM
I was just reading another topic and came across someone who might be a knitneck

She went to Michaels to buy yarn for her project and came home with bags of yarn and now has to find a hiding spot from her hubby.

:rofl: too funny

madametj
01-14-2007, 05:45 PM
you might be a knitneck if you find yourself wondering what it would be like to knit with human hair.

Knitting_Guy
01-15-2007, 03:44 PM
If you walk into a truckstop and you're top priority is a table with enough room and lighting for you to knit.

Shandeh
01-15-2007, 05:39 PM
If you walk into a truckstop and you're top priority is a table with enough room and lighting for you to knit.
Now THAT'S a first! :teehee:

RooGirl
01-15-2007, 06:36 PM
I was just reading another topic and came across someone who might be a knitneck

She went to Michaels to buy yarn for her project and came home with bags of yarn and now has to find a hiding spot from her hubby.

:rofl: too funny


Yeah, that was me.... I've eclipsed myself though :teehee: I need to buy more because I've realized I didn't get enough of two of the colors for the project I want to do.... Now I have to figure out how to smuggle it into the house w/o him seeing... I'm so bad!!!

Knitting_Guy
01-15-2007, 06:40 PM
I was just reading another topic and came across someone who might be a knitneck

She went to Michaels to buy yarn for her project and came home with bags of yarn and now has to find a hiding spot from her hubby.

:rofl: too funny


Yeah, that was me.... I've eclipsed myself though :teehee: I need to buy more because I've realized I didn't get enough of two of the colors for the project I want to do.... Now I have to figure out how to smuggle it into the house w/o him seeing... I'm so bad!!!

Just tell him "At least it isn't porn".

That's what my cigar/wetshaving gear/pipe buddies use on their wives.

lauraknits
01-15-2007, 07:34 PM
If you go running to the door to see which of your latest yarn orders the UPS man is bringing, and are disappointed to see it is only a wine delivery!

Denise in Michigan
01-15-2007, 11:49 PM
...if you pack high-wattage bulbs in your suitcase when you travel (to replace those darn dim ones in hotels) so you can see better to knit!

...if your husband, acting on his own impulse, gets for himself a T-shirt that reads "My wife can knit faster than your wife"!