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Arielluria
02-05-2007, 02:49 PM
I love to knit in the car when hubby's driving. Last night we had to drop off one of our cars at a garage, so I had to follow him there. I must be addicted because I was unhappy at having to be IN the car and not knitting :rofl: I actually wondered if there was a way I could do both :roflhard:

I think I'm officially ADDICTED!

sara_jayne
02-05-2007, 02:51 PM
When we have to drive for a long period (over 1/2 an hour) I have the DH drive so I can knit. He just knows he has to drive now! I also knit in the movie theatre because I am just sitting there afterall! :shrug:

It is a FABULOUS thing to be addicted to!!!

Arielluria
02-05-2007, 02:56 PM
Movie theatre! Great idea! I haven't been to a movie in years but now I have a reason to go! KNITTING TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :teehee:

nadja la claire
02-05-2007, 03:12 PM
I don't knit in the car any more because I do all the driving but yah I think you probably are. Here are some simple questions to determine knitting addiction.

Do you knit when ever possible?
Do you think about knitting more than 50 times a day?
When you see an attractive man or woman do you find yourself looking at their sweater instead of them trying to figure out the pattern and fiber?
Do you have 1 or more knitting dreams in a night?
Are you willing to give up cooking, cleaning, eating and sleeping if it means more time for knitting?
When you go on vacation do you book your hotel by it's location to the LYS?
Do you dream of rolling naked in your favorite yarn?
Do you order from KP at least twice a month?
Do you find yourself sneaking out to the LYS and then hiding your purchase?

If you've answered yes to 2 or more of these questions then you probably are addicted.

I'm sure there are other ways of telling addiction but these are the ones that have happened to me.

:muah: :hug:

Nadja xxx

bip
02-05-2007, 03:14 PM
If you are, so am I! It has gotten to the point that if I am standing in line, I'm ticked off because I'm not knitting. And if I have my knitting with me and it's a long line (and I don't have a shopping cart or luggage to tend to), I DO knit in line!

Arielluria
02-05-2007, 03:17 PM
Good idea! I wonder where ELSE I could be knitting that I haven't thought of? In the bathtub? Maybe. LOL!

Between my iPod (I listen to that any time I am not at home or even AT home) and my knitting it's like total sensory deprivation......I don't have to see or talk to anyone else. :roflhard:

misha rf
02-05-2007, 03:17 PM
Guilty as charged!! :happydance:

bip
02-05-2007, 03:17 PM
Oh, and here's an interesting article. If you just swap out "internet" for "knitting"...
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/10/061017164435.htm

Arielluria
02-05-2007, 03:18 PM
LOL. Definitely more than 2! I'm going to try my first fair isle today and I can't wait!

Arielluria
02-05-2007, 03:20 PM
One more thing..........You might be addicted to knitting if...........you make sure your email account downloads your forum posting alerts BEFORE your husband's messages. :roflhard: ;)

Knitting_Guy
02-05-2007, 03:27 PM
Well, at least it isn't porn. :rofl:

nadja la claire
02-05-2007, 03:27 PM
If you are, so am I! It has gotten to the point that if I am standing in line, I'm ticked off because I'm not knitting. And if I have my knitting with me and it's a long line (and I don't have a shopping cart or luggage to tend to), I DO knit in line!

DITTO!!! And if it's not too cold I will knit while walking down the street.

:muah: :hug:

Nadja xxx

CarmenIbanez
02-05-2007, 03:43 PM
I knit on all my breaks at school. Whenever I have prep, I knit. Sometimes I grade papers during class, just so I can knit during my prep!

:teehee:

aineepooh1
02-05-2007, 03:51 PM
At least its not Porn~ Mason~??
HOW do you explain all this yarn PORN popping up all over here?

HMMmmmmmm? :teehee: :teehee: :teehee:

did you ever stop and realize there are exactly the same number of letters in YARN as there is in PORN???~~

Thought for the day:
Ainee :teehee: :teehee:

ecb
02-05-2007, 08:57 PM
I do all the driving
so I cannot knit WHILE driving
but I keep more than one knitting project with me at all times
that way when I get out of the car i can choose which or how many) projects to tkae with me to match the attention I need to keep where-ever I happen to need to be
my to-be-felted bag is straight knitting, round and round, with only simple / predictable stitch changes, so i can do that anywhere
my reverse/double knitting takes a LOT of thought but I can split my attention most of the time

ecb

Arielluria
02-05-2007, 09:04 PM
I always take mine along as well. I actually look FORWARD to getting stopped in traffic by a train :teehee: it gives me time to do a couple extra rows of knitting!

mks22300
02-05-2007, 09:28 PM
There are much worse things out there that one can be addicted too. I admit, I'm not so addicted that I carry it everywhere, but there are times that I just can't wait to get home and work on my current
project(s). :teehee:

Arielluria
02-06-2007, 11:24 PM
Here's one more......you know you're addicted if you wish you were pregnant so you could wear this adorable thing! :roflhard:
http://www.berroco.com/images/255.262/259/259_napoli_lg.jpg

jjminarcik
02-06-2007, 11:55 PM
I'm totally addicted - I take a project EVERYWHERE, even if it's just a dishcloth or something small. I usually knit during lunch at work. I mean, it takes 15 mins to eat; what else am I going to do to take up an hour??? :??

Arielluria
02-07-2007, 11:40 PM
Here's one more :teehee:

You know you're addicted if..............you look at your knittinghelp.com posting emails BEFORE the "terrorism alert" email.
:roflhard:

Arielluria
02-07-2007, 11:42 PM
I'm totally addicted - I take a project EVERYWHERE, even if it's just a dishcloth or something small. I usually knit during lunch at work. I mean, it takes 15 mins to eat; what else am I going to do to take up an hour??? :??I'm the same way, I've needed several rides from my mechanic's shop for car issues, and each day the same driver saw me with a different project. :teehee:

I had to go back today with another car and a gentleman came in who wanted to recruit me to join his prison ministry and teach women in prison to knit. Wow! Knitting really opens all SORTS of doors, doesn't it?!? :teehee:

aineepooh1
02-08-2007, 01:16 AM
Arierulluria~~ :thumbsup:
Absolutely go for it~~
:cheering: :cheering:

Arielluria
02-08-2007, 03:46 PM
Here's another..........experienced both of these today ;)

You know you're addicted if you drive by a large empty (ex) grocery store and wish a yarn store would move in :teehee:

..........if you come home from shopping feeling sick and the first thing you do is visit knittinghelp.com :o)

Mrs. D.
02-08-2007, 04:11 PM
I knit at lunch at work after I eat. I had injured my ankle and was in a therapuetic boot and I took things that I was knitting for myself to the bowling alley (too smoky for other projects) when my husband bowled on our league. I knit when I go visit my aunt who is in a senior apt. I knit when my husband is driving. Its funny I can't knit when riding with others because I get car sick.

Arielluria
02-08-2007, 06:57 PM
Arierulluria~~ :thumbsup:
Absolutely go for it~~
:cheering: :cheering:Thanks, I'm praying about it. :pray: At the very least I'm going to redo their web site (that's what I do) and give them free hosting.

jjminarcik
02-09-2007, 01:07 AM
I had to go back today with another car and a gentleman came in who wanted to recruit me to join his prison ministry and teach women in prison to knit. Wow! Knitting really opens all SORTS of doors, doesn't it?!? :teehee:

How awesome is that??? You should totally do it! :happydance:

Arielluria
02-09-2007, 11:31 AM
Thanks JJ, he said I should spread the word to my friends, in case anyone else is interested ;) He and his wife were so nice. The site is http://www.lessthantheleast.org/. I'll be redoing the site, it needs work. For starters, they are a non-profit [501(c)3], and the site doesn't mention it :roll:

Arielluria
02-11-2007, 07:21 PM
Speaking of knitting and driving I saw this on Cafepress.com. I haven't looked at the site yet, but it might be cute:
http://images.cafepress.com/product/45466159_150x150_Front.jpg

Arielluria
03-13-2007, 05:14 PM
OK, I thought of a new one last night............you know you're addicted to knitting if you secretly wish for $2000.00 night vision goggles so you can knit in the dark while hubby sleeps. :eyebrow:

{I resemble that remark!}

Abbily
03-13-2007, 06:24 PM
On the rare occasions that I'm not the one doing the driving, I knit in the car. I took my knitting last weekend when I took my girls to see a play at the local children's theater, and got a lot done! :) I also brought it to my daughter's ballet recital, but only for the waiting time before she danced.

Krautie
03-13-2007, 06:25 PM
Me too :D

And I think there are a lot of things really worse than be addicted to knitting :D

Unfortunately I can't knit while my husband is driving. Knitting (or reading) while driving makes me sick and I don't like to vomit in our car :?

I knit every day and I love to think about patterns, stitches, yarns.....and if I knit something I already have the next project(s) in my mind.

And I'm very angry that I only have two hands! Imagine: knitting with four or even six hands must be wonderful :teehee:

DQ
03-13-2007, 07:00 PM
I think I'm getting slowly addicted...I keep dreaming about knitting...especially when I've been on here before bed (like now) :teehee:

DreamWeaver
03-13-2007, 09:57 PM
What a lovely thread! I'm not sure I'm quite as aaddicted as you folks, but I'm getting there. Last night I was so determined to finish what I was doing on my sock that I snuck into my bathroom to knit once my dad had gone to bed :roflhard:

Arielluria
03-13-2007, 10:08 PM
What a lovely thread! I'm not sure I'm quite as aaddicted as you folks, but I'm getting there. Last night I was so determined to finish what I was doing on my sock that I snuck into my bathroom to knit once my dad had gone to bed :roflhard: :roflhard: :cheering: :roflhard:
Welcome to our world. ;)

Arielluria
03-23-2007, 07:56 PM
New one for me..........you know you're addicted to knitting when........upon getting in the car to go shopping you hear a train in the distance and HOPE it will cause traffic delay when you're on the road so that you CAN knit in traffic! :happydance:

Arielluria
04-10-2007, 08:21 PM
Last night I was so determined to finish what I was doing on my sock that I snuck into my bathroom to knit once my dad had gone to bed :roflhard:FYI, you gave me a bad idea.......some nights I feel like doing this, but I'm afraid the 4 dogs on the bed would give me away to my husband if I did. LOL!

KathyinCali
04-11-2007, 06:30 PM
Here's one more......you know you're addicted if you wish you were pregnant so you could wear this adorable thing! :roflhard:
http://www.berroco.com/images/255.262/259/259_napoli_lg.jpg

I can't believe you posted this :) I am way past the point of more children but I ordered this pattern for when my daughter gets pregnant! I'm still not sure it wouldn't look as cute with a little tank top under it with a pair of jeans pregnant or not. :heart: :heart:

SabrinaJL
04-11-2007, 07:00 PM
And if I have my knitting with me and it's a long line (and I don't have a shopping cart or luggage to tend to), I DO knit in line!

I knit in lines too. I LOVE my GoKnit Pouch. DH uses that to say I'm addicted. Whatever. I'm not addicted, I just really like it.

Arielluria
04-11-2007, 07:15 PM
I haven't had a chance to stand in any lines, but I am ACTUALLY looking forward to having to renew my driver's license - last time was 8 years ago and it was a 3-hour line! Imagine how much knitting I'd get done ;).

What's the Goknit pouch? See my latest post on my thread about the perfect knitting bag (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/viewtopic.php?p=432993&highlight=#432993). That's MY go pouch, and it's big enough to stick a project inside if I want.

Arielluria
04-11-2007, 07:17 PM
Kathy, you're right, I think it WOULD look cute on someone not pregnant, like.........say...........the model!

I may make it, you never know what God has in store :woot:

SabrinaJL
04-11-2007, 09:04 PM
GoKnit pouch (http://www.knitpicks.com/GoKnit%20Pouch_ADGoKnit.html) It's perfect for socks and stuff like that. I just let it hang from my belt loop and knit when I have a chance.

KathyinCali
04-12-2007, 10:33 AM
Kathy, you're right, I think it WOULD look cute on someone not pregnant, like.........say...........the model!

I may make it, you never know what God has in store :woot:

Knit it and just maybe you'll get a surprise to fill in the front :teehee:

Arielluria
04-12-2007, 10:55 AM
Knit it and just maybe you'll get a surprise to fill in the front :teehee:That's my plan ;) - you've heard of how many women who can't conceive get pregnant once they adopt a child?!? Maybe it will have the same effect for me. :teehee: (Lord willing).

Arielluria
04-12-2007, 11:14 AM
GoKnit pouch (http://www.knitpicks.com/GoKnit%20Pouch_ADGoKnit.html) It's perfect for socks and stuff like that. I just let it hang from my belt loop and knit when I have a chance.I'd never seen nor heard of that, but I made one almost like that for my yarnee (Yarn Swap) - she SHOULD get her box today :cheering:

Here it is:
http://bp0.blogger.com/_se6lXbyWrW8/Rh5MtQ9rYfI/AAAAAAAAACM/IgB2f55-fFM/s200/IMG_9360_sm2.jpg

KathyinCali
04-12-2007, 11:31 AM
I love my Go Knit Pouch. My husband found one for me in a yarn store he stopped by when traveling in Camouflage - It's a adorable :)

Arielluria
04-19-2007, 04:23 PM
OK, new one..........my list keeps growing. I was watching Friends and it was a hilarious episode where Rachel goes into labor and I thought..........oooooh, great, if I ever have a baby I can knit for HOURS and hopefully take my mind off the pain.
:roflhard:

Has anyone every actually DONE that?

threesmom
04-19-2007, 04:46 PM
I knit during labor - was I Not going to knit with all that time in one place???
And - if, when I sliced up my finger the other night, and was in more pain than when I was in labor, one of my thoughts before even leaving for the hospital was "OH MY GOD -WHAT IF I CAN'T KNIT?????!!!!!!" does that mean I'm addicted too? And that not even counting the "drives" I suggest we take so my dh can drive and I can knit .... :teehee:

PaperGirl
04-19-2007, 06:24 PM
What a lovely thread! I'm not sure I'm quite as aaddicted as you folks, but I'm getting there. Last night I was so determined to finish what I was doing on my sock that I snuck into my bathroom to knit once my dad had gone to bed :roflhard: :roflhard: :cheering: :roflhard:
Welcome to our world. ;)

:oops: :oops:

I have stayed up till 2 AM knitting just cause I got in a "groove" and didnt want to ruin it.

Hubby and I are addicted to the DVDs of the HBO prison show OZ...and some of the characters wear these skullcaps...and I CONSTANTLY find myself wondering..."I wonder what yarn that is, pattern, etc..." I thought that outloud one day, and DH looked at me like I was nuts.

And in another eppy, a inmate was knitting a sweater, and I got sad when the inmate she was knitting for...um...expired...and she frogged the sweater... :oops:

Arielluria
04-19-2007, 06:39 PM
And in another eppy, a inmate was knitting a sweater, and I got sad when the inmate she was knitting for...um...expired...and she frogged the sweater... :oops:How saaaaaaaaaad! Not that he died, but that she frogged it. LOL! :roflhard:

Arielluria
04-19-2007, 06:40 PM
I knit during labor - was I Not going to knit with all that time in one place???
And - if, when I sliced up my finger the other night, and was in more pain than when I was in labor, one of my thoughts before even leaving for the hospital was "OH MY GOD -WHAT IF I CAN'T KNIT?????!!!!!!" does that mean I'm addicted too? And that not even counting the "drives" I suggest we take so my dh can drive and I can knit .... :teehee:OK, so I'm NOT crazy for thinking about knitting during labor. Phew! Glad to know it.

Last night I sprained a finger while celebrating over Sanjaya FINALLY being kicked off American Idol and I too wondered whether I'd have to give up knitting for a while. I'm glad to report I'm good to go today!

Orangey
05-01-2007, 09:18 PM
I have also knit during labor and also while stuck in the hospital for various reasons while pregnant, also in the doctors office :oops: Towards the end of my pregnancy, my daughter, on a couple of occasions, actually told me to go sit down and knit. :teehee:

iheartknitting
05-02-2007, 10:09 AM
I believe that I am becoming addicted to knitting and anything related to knitting. (I think I'm also becoming addicted to this forum, everyone here inspires me to try new knitting projects :P )

I was in the dentist's chair yesterday for an hour and a half and I kept wondering if there was a way to knit laying down while wearing shaded goggles...

"Knitting warms my heart, brings me peace and soothes my soul"

Arielluria
05-02-2007, 10:19 AM
:cheering: :muah: LOL! Welcome! I'm pretty new here too and at knitting, but as you can tell by the # of posts, I'm addicted to this forum as well :happydance: - I'm looking for a 12-step program now. :eyebrow:

I'm starting dishcloths........I figure I can do simple design, and do it without looking (dentist's office is a good idea!!!!!!!!), movie theater ;), etc. If you drop a stitch it's no big deal since it's just a dishcloth :D

Tip: DON'T take anything you have to look at directions for to the eye-doctor! LOL! I was soooooooo frustrated when he dilated my eyes and there I was holding my knitting (KA Shawl) and couldn't read the directions!!!!!!!! :help: Well I met a nice French lady and got to practice my French, but as always.........I'd rather be knitting :D

iheartknitting
05-02-2007, 10:33 AM
Thanks for the very nice welcome, Lu.

I enjoy knitting dishcloths when I want to try a new stitch and they are very useful too.
I remember knitting one while waiting for my one son when he was trying for his G1 driving license. He ended up taking so long that my dish cloth turned into a dish towel, lol. Oh well, it is still very
useful.

I took a look at your KA shawl, that is so beautiful.

"Knitting warms my heart, brings me peace and soothes my soul"

Arielluria
05-02-2007, 10:59 AM
Thanks! I'm PSYCHED about that shawl!!!!!!!!!! It's my first, I'm just done with the 2nd repeat now, I can't WAIT to be able to wear it...........many months from now!

lizardknits
06-05-2007, 05:59 PM
Im definitely addicted to kntting
I have patterns that I wanna make as favorites
i have found myself staying up at night to work on my knitting
I have found a new online hobby: yarn browsing :teehee:

I also love looking at patterns or knitting blogs and thinking of new creative ideas

(my friend once joked and said that there should be a program for people addicted to twelve step programs)

knottyknitter
06-05-2007, 06:52 PM
I knit in the tub, while in the drive thru line at starbucks...when your 4 cars back and the line is moving slow it helps me keep my cool, I knit at all hours...don't have a dh...so no worries about waking anyone up....but before he passed away I would knit in the living room until I was cross eyed or until the project was finished.
I have many wip that I will finish eventually.
I love it when friends announce they are pregnant so I can knit all the cute baby things. (My baby days are over!!!! )
I knit before work, at lunch, when I'm watching tv or movies and while reading post on this board.
I have also knitted at red lights when the tollway line is backed up.

Yes, Yes, I am addicted to knitting and I love it!!

Arielluria
07-01-2007, 11:16 AM
Mom had to be rushed to hospital about 10 days ago and stayed about 5 days. She is fine, thank the Lord...............the silver lining (besides the fact that she is fine) for an addicted knitter??????........LOTS of time to knit.xxx
:teehee:

Carla1019
07-01-2007, 11:59 AM
Arielluria, So glad to here your Mom is ok. I hope it was not to bad.

glad to here you got some knitting done also:teehee:

I know I am addicted to kntting... When I'm glad I have to WAIT to see the Doctor.:rofl::happydance::woohoo:

Arielluria
07-01-2007, 12:08 PM
Arielluria, So glad to here your Mom is ok. I hope it was not to bad.

glad to here you got some knitting done also:teehee:

I know I am addicted to kntting... When I'm glad I have to WAIT to see the Doctor.:rofl::happydance::woohoo:

Thanks! It was acute Pancreatitis.........very painful, but went away with a few days hospital care.

Isn't it funny how things in life put OTHER things into perspective?!? I guess I don't mind long doctor waits any more either........just as I am glad when I'm stuck in traffic now. :D

Lieke
07-02-2007, 04:49 AM
I think knitters are the only ones who don't mind waiting.

KnittingNora
07-02-2007, 05:52 AM
Oh my, I think I have to join the Addicted to Knitting group!!!
I have just been on holiday for a week, and thought I couldn't knit whilst lying by the pool as people might think me mad :lol:
I really regretted not taking it, as I really missed my knitting!!! I won't care what others think next time we go away :thumbsup:

Lieke
07-02-2007, 06:01 AM
I'd never be able to leave for a holiday without my knitting. That sounds like hell :sad:

Arielluria
07-02-2007, 09:56 AM
I knit in the tub

How???????????? It may be enough to make me switch to tubs from showers. :roflhard:

Carla1019
07-02-2007, 10:58 AM
Now this is what I call "knitting in the Bathtub":happydance::roflhard:xxx

Arielluria
07-02-2007, 11:01 AM
Aright! :roflhard:

Quiara
07-02-2007, 11:23 AM
I know I'm addicted. The first time I had to admit it was a couple of years ago when I was stuck in traffic, everyone moving maybe 10 miles/hr and I thought "I could get in a couple of stitches before I move again..."

I knit everywhere. I've always got knitting with me. I don't care what anyone thinks. It's something I love and it definitely doesn't hurt anybody and in the end I wind up with something useful. What's not to love?

Arielluria
07-02-2007, 12:54 PM
Same here. I'm usually "the entertainment" as one lady at the service area of my Toyota dealership said to me. Gotta knit!

Arielluria
07-04-2007, 12:18 PM
I know I'm addicted. The first time I had to admit it was a couple of years ago when I was stuck in traffic, everyone moving maybe 10 miles/hr and I thought "I could get in a couple of stitches before I move again..." I experienced this earlier this week, but in just regular traffic.......I was able to get a few stitches of my Irish Hiking Scarf in between red lights and was happy to get a whole row done in my 20 minute trip.:roflhard:

GiddyKnitter
07-27-2007, 03:36 AM
Hi lu

Love your doggie I have one just like him!!

Arielluria
07-28-2007, 09:11 PM
:muah:Thanks! What's yours name? Is a Shih Tzu mix too? I'm still trying to figure out what Peanut's other half is. I'm thinking either Bichon or perhaps better yet a Jack Russell Terrier.

I'd love to see yours pics, do you have an album? I have 4 dogs, all on my Flickr Album (http://www.flickr.com/photos/arielluria/). I loooooove my pups.

Arielluria
07-30-2007, 11:29 AM
Hi lu

Love your doggie I have one just like him!!ONLY ONE?!?:shock: Sounds like you need to visit www.petfinder.com (http://www.petfinder.com) for a playmate, Shih Tzus like company when you're gone.

Pictures please! What's yours name?

Aren't they the greatest?!?:woot:

Arielluria
07-30-2007, 11:30 AM
As a former English teacher, let me say that your English is outstanding! You certainly remembered a lot.Was you talking to me?!? :roflhard:

Arielluria
08-13-2007, 03:33 PM
I was knitting hot chunky slipper socks and a scarf over the weekend in the car in over 100 degree heat here in S. TX. I bet non-knitters think I'm crazy......... LOL!
:whoosh:

Arielluria
09-09-2007, 11:55 AM
You KNOW you're addicted to knitting when.........it seems absolutely natural to cast-on a sock at 1 a.m.
:flirt:
.......I resemble that remark. :woot:

Sunny_Singer
09-09-2007, 12:23 PM
I started reading your thread then realized you were talking to yourself LOL. Very cute.
I have an album on photobucket, not flickr.

I do not own a dog anymore, but I own a petite but full grown cat instead.

dagny
09-09-2007, 07:32 PM
Haha, I think you might be addicted? I just started but I think I am too. I knitted in the car for 3 hours last weekend on the way back from the beach :p

mrslevite
09-09-2007, 10:13 PM
ONLY ONE?!?:shock: Sounds like you need to visit www.petfinder.com (http://www.petfinder.com) for a playmate, Shih Tzus like company when you're gone.

Pictures please! What's yours name?

Aren't they the greatest?!?:woot:
Off-topic, I know, but . . . I found my miniature poodle through http://petfinder.com. I highly recommend it! :)

Lieke
09-10-2007, 03:37 AM
I'm sure I'm addicted. I've been way to busy to knit at all and I feel really stressed right now. (and that's not caused by my busyness) I don't think I'll ever be able to live without it. (If only I could just find the time to cast on my second breeze :verysad:)

geekgolightly
09-10-2007, 07:46 AM
OK, I thought of a new one last night............you know you're addicted to knitting if you secretly wish for $2000.00 night vision goggles so you can knit in the dark while hubby sleeps. :eyebrow:

{I resemble that remark!}

those would be seriously awesome. :knitting:

msmelody
09-10-2007, 08:55 AM
I know that I am addicted. I take my knitting to the bathroom, and not just to protect it from the 1 and 2-year-old. I have also replace cuddling after hubby and wife time with knitting. Great to knit after all that exercise.:woohoo:

Arielluria
09-10-2007, 10:54 AM
I started reading your thread then realized you were talking to yourself LOL. Very cute.
I have an album on photobucket, not flickr.

I do not own a dog anymore, but I own a petite but full grown cat instead.:flirt:
LOL! I guess you could say I'm talking to myself. I'm listing all those funny things that are happening to me (like casting on for a toe-up sock at 1 am).........now that I'm officially addicted. Sort of my version of "you know you're a redneck if....":roflhard:

Arielluria
09-10-2007, 12:04 PM
Off-topic, I know, but . . . I found my miniature poodle through http://petfinder.com. I highly recommend it! :):muah:No prob! Thanks for adopting! God bless you! There are such wonderful animals who need homes on Petfinder...........and I believe at last count about 1/4 to 1/2 of them are purebred!!!!!!!!!!:hmm:

DHar35
09-19-2007, 07:20 PM
I am new to this site and do not know what I am suppose to say about sharing patterns. I picked up this pattern at Michael's. It is a free pattern by Patons called Fashion Cable Knit Bag.

Pudify
09-19-2007, 07:28 PM
To all you car-knitters, prepare to be jelous!

First, a 6 hour drive from here to where we're going. The next day, a two hour drive to a craft fair, and then the two hour drive back. Three days later, a three hour drive to visit family (and two awsome knitting/craft shops), then a three hour drive back. A day later, a 6 hour dive back home.

Thats alot of spare time for, well, knitting xD Sure im only going away for a week, but thats alot of time wasted driving, might as well make the most of it and knit xD And as I cant help with the driving, so what can a girl do, but knit!?

Arielluria
09-19-2007, 07:48 PM
I am new to this site and do not know what I am suppose to say about sharing patterns. I picked up this pattern at Michael's. It is a free pattern by Patons called Fashion Cable Knit Bag.Is this (http://www.patonsyarns.com/pattern.php?PID=2196) it? It's pretty.

If a pattern is free I'm sure it's OK to share.

Arielluria
09-19-2007, 07:49 PM
To all you car-knitters, prepare to be jelous!

First, a 6 hour drive from here to where we're going. The next day, a two hour drive to a craft fair, and then the two hour drive back. Three days later, a three hour drive to visit family (and two awsome knitting/craft shops), then a three hour drive back. A day later, a 6 hour dive back home.

Thats alot of spare time for, well, knitting xD Sure im only going away for a week, but thats alot of time wasted driving, might as well make the most of it and knit xD And as I cant help with the driving, so what can a girl do, but knit!?I love to knit while DH drives. I've gotten so much done this year already!!!!!!!!!!:woot:

chrislt8
09-19-2007, 08:45 PM
We do a lot of driving, and oh how I wish I could knit in the car...but since I'm the driver that probably isn't advisable! http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/7/7_2_110.gif

pauly81
09-20-2007, 01:33 AM
I do dream that I'm knitting, and when I wake up I realize my project isn't realy finished It was a dream. I just started a new career and I am always thinking of knitting. I actualy did bring my knitting to the salon and knit when I didn't have customers. I do want to knit in the tub. I am not that brave... My partner says I need to go to YA Yarn Anonomous. I do have an amount set aside each month for yarn, and I allways go over. I love my stash ( wow I just came up with a bumper sticker)

Arielluria
09-20-2007, 10:05 AM
We do a lot of driving, and oh how I wish I could knit in the car...but since I'm the driver that probably isn't advisable! http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/7/7_2_110.gifI tried this in rushhour yesterday (I don't usually have to put up with bumper to bumper traffic). I don't recommend it.......BUT it would be awesome if we could eh?!? ;)

rachejm
10-01-2007, 11:23 AM
This happened to me today...
You know you are addicted to knitting when you are in a lecture wondering if you can find a pattern to knit the wrap the girl two rows below you is wearing, rather than paying attention to the lecture.
Then again, it was a pretty boring lecture...

jennylozano
10-01-2007, 01:38 PM
Great thread! One of my golden dreams is that some day I will master the art of reading and knitting at the same time and to do both activities successfully cloud9. I only hope!!!

Arielluria
10-16-2007, 06:52 PM
OK.........I guess I have it pretty bad (the addiction that is).........I pulled a Kramer today and ran out of gas (it's official, my minivan can go EXACTLY 376 mi. on a full tank of gas):teehee:

So.........I had to wait about an hour for a towtruck guy to bring me 2 gallons of gas and LUCKILY I got lots of knitting done.
:woot:

mamapaulsel
10-19-2007, 04:14 AM
I love this blog ~ it made me :roflhard:
You know your addicted to knitting when you don't want to quit you overnight job because it gives you unlimited time to knit.:knitting:

Arielluria
10-19-2007, 09:38 AM
:teehee: Yesterday I was LOVING rush-hour traffic (which I don't usually battle), but going just 10 mph gave me a chance to not only knit, but cable for miles........:woot:

bitchknitty
10-19-2007, 09:41 AM
I'm fairly certain that I'm addicted to knitting....I woke up this morning dreaming about yarn. Oy.........

Suziblues
10-19-2007, 09:56 AM
Oh yea, one time I knitted while DRIVING ON THE EXPRESSWAY.

BUT: It isn't like I was whizzing along at 80 mph...... I was coming home from somewhere, it was rush hour traffic and everybody was at a complete STOP, so I whipped out my knitting and began to knit.

The man next to me was looking at me like, 'what the heck, is she actually KNITTING while behind the wheel?!'. It was kinda funny.

sue

bitchknitty
10-19-2007, 10:05 AM
Oh yea, one time I knitted while DRIVING ON THE EXPRESSWAY.

BUT: It isn't like I was whizzing along at 80 mph...... I was coming home from somewhere, it was rush hour traffic and everybody was at a complete STOP, so I whipped out my knitting and began to knit.

The man next to me was looking at me like, 'what the heck, is she actually KNITTING while behind the wheel?!'. It was kinda funny.

sue

I woulda PAID good money to see the look on that dude's face!!! :p

Skater
10-19-2007, 10:07 AM
I was up until 2:30 a.m. this morning, winding yarn and getting my knitting bag all set up for this weekend. I'm getting close to finishing my current project and don't want to be caught without a project for a single second. Me? Addicted to knitting? Of course not!
:knitting:

Arielluria
10-19-2007, 10:45 AM
Same here. I have 1 Earl Grey sock (Yarn Harlot) and 1 Palindrom scarf OTN for Christmas and need to buy some more sock yarn for another pair of Rainy Day Socks for mom.

I carry the stuff EVERYWHERE I go. I will never again be caught with a flat tire waiting an hour for road assistance without plenty of knitting to do.:teehee:

mamapaulsel
10-25-2007, 12:54 AM
We are driving to Houston for Christmas to visit my in-laws. I'm looking forward to 2 long days on the road so that I can knit:woot::woot:

Arielluria
10-25-2007, 10:39 AM
We are driving to Houston for Christmas to visit my in-laws. I'm looking forward to 2 long days on the road so that I can knit:woot::woot:I think of ALL the years I sat as DH drove back and forth to mom's 4 hours away..........and ALL THE KNITTING I COULD HAVE ACCOMPLISHED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:teehee:

How sad!

knitmom
10-26-2007, 07:02 AM
I'm totally late to this thread (and I'll admit to not having read all of the replies). I'd like to share this link: http://my-bad-habits.blogspot.com/2007/10/lure-of-needle-knitting-as-addiction.html

I love his take on the question of being addicted to knitting!

And, more directly on the current topic - I don't think I'd get any knitting done if I didn't knit in the car. I don't think it's crazy of me to actually hope that we get stuck in traffic when going somewhere because it would mean that I get more knitting time in.

Carla1019
10-26-2007, 01:20 PM
I just read "my-bad-habits.blogspot.com" :roflhard: :roflhard: :chair: :chair:

That was tooo funny. Thanks you posting that. Now I got to get my DH to read this.

Arielluria
10-28-2007, 06:12 PM
How's this for being addicted???????? I woke up with morning with a numbness in my left arm. Heart attack? Maybe I will have to go to the emergency room? What's my next line of thought?............I better make sure I have enough in my knitting bag to keep me busy while there. :teehee:

The.Knitter
10-28-2007, 06:20 PM
Am I addicted to knitting? Does a bear poop in the woods? You know you are addicted to knitting when you lay down to sleep at night and can't sleep, jump back up and check the knitting to make sure you did "that tricky row" right. Then while you are at it, just a quick peek on KnittingHelp.com to see if anyone answered the question you posted about "that tricky row" before you knit "that tricky row" and then went to bed. The question should have been "is there anyone on this site who is NOT addicted to knitting?"

knitpurlgurl
10-28-2007, 06:28 PM
Hi, my name is knitpurlgurl and I'm a knitting addict. :poke:

Arielluria
10-29-2007, 03:51 PM
Hi, my name is knitpurlgurl and I'm a knitting addict. :poke:ALL TOGETHER NOW: "Hi Knitpurlgurl" :roflhard:

I tell you what..............if there WERE a 12-step program for this knitting, I wouldn't take it!
:flirt:

Arielluria
10-29-2007, 05:58 PM
I'm SOOOOOOOOOO addicted that I've created an ADDICTED TO KNITTING Ravelry group. Join in my insanity if you wish :woot:

http://assets3.ravelry.com/assets/176426/banner01.png (http://www.ravelry.com/groups/addicted-to-knitting)

mamapaulsel
10-31-2007, 01:23 AM
I agree, I'd have to pass on the 12 step program too.

Plantgoddess+
10-31-2007, 09:33 AM
I'm reading the posts about knitting addiction and working on a sock while I do. I went to the library yesterday and picked up some audio books (I'm also addicted to reading). Now I can knit and read. I'm waiting for a friend to loan me her audio Harry Potter books. Sheer Heaven.
Who else can I addict?

Arielluria
02-04-2008, 06:28 PM
You KNOW you're addicted when you buy yarn (because you ran across a yarn sale) WHILE listening to Stash 'n Burn on your iPod. LOL!!!!!!!!!!! I was almost LOL in the store just thinking of the incredible irony!

The.Knitter
02-04-2008, 06:30 PM
BUT did you get some really good deals?

Arielluria
02-04-2008, 06:34 PM
It's was Paton's Classic Merino @ Michael's. Regular $4.99 for $2!
:cheering::woot::woohoo:

I got enough of one (burgundy) color for a cardigan and more!!!! Can't beat that!
:flirt:

The.Knitter
02-04-2008, 06:41 PM
No you can't, that is a good deal! So you didn't do anything wrong. You saved yourself at least half the cost of what you would have paid if you had bought it at regular price. Way to find a deal!!!

knittingymnast
02-04-2008, 06:49 PM
you know your addicted when you because a tired, caffine-freak who stays up all night just to finish "one more row". lol

cdjack
02-04-2008, 06:51 PM
You know you are addicted to knitting when you lay down to sleep at night and can't sleep, jump back up and check the knitting to make sure you did "that tricky row" right. Then while you are at it, just a quick peek on KnittingHelp.com to see if anyone answered the question you posted about "that tricky row" before you knit "that tricky row" and then went to bed. "

Oh good, I'm not the only one...

I can one-up you though. My dh and I will be out at a bar or some place and he says to me, "Hey, quit staring off into space."
I reply very matter-of-factly that I am not staring off into space, but I am knitting in my head. You can take a girl away from her needles and yarn, but... :teehee:

The.Knitter
02-04-2008, 06:56 PM
Oh good, I'm not the only one...

I can one-up you though. My dh and I will be out at a bar or some place and he says to me, "Hey, quit staring off into space."
I reply very matter-of-factly that I am not staring off into space, but I am knitting in my head. You can take a girl away from her needles and yarn, but... :teehee:

OK, you won! When I get tired of knitting, I just sit HERE and stare into space and "knit in my head". As a matter of fact, my To-Do List in my head is much farther along than the one in "real life". In my case the hands are NOT quicker than the brains!

Arielluria
02-04-2008, 07:41 PM
I went in for a set of needles and some markers. I got that plus a total of 12 skeins of Paton's Merino for $0.01. DH had bought me 7 skeins of Patons in black for Christmas (as well as 7 skeins ea. of 2 other colors) but I didn't want the black so I had some credit. Turned out I owed them all of 1 cent for it all!
:woohoo::woot::woohoo:

You can't beat that!:happydance:

Arielluria
02-04-2008, 07:43 PM
There's nothing I like better than not being able to sleep......LOL! I sit by my window in the dark (I always have a simple stockinette project going so I can do it in the dark or without looking).......I sit, knit and listen to Stash 'n Burn until 3 a.m. or I'm ready to pass out.........whichever comes first.
:thud:

Of course, the next day I'm dead.......but energized by the though of all the knitting I got done! ;)

knittingymnast
02-04-2008, 07:44 PM
omg! you cant! you really cant!

The.Knitter
02-04-2008, 08:13 PM
I went in for a set of needles and some markers. I got that plus a total of 12 skeins of Paton's Merino for $0.01. DH had bought me 7 skeins of Patons in black for Christmas (as well as 7 skeins ea. of 2 other colors) but I didn't want the black so I had some credit. Turned out I owed them all of 1 cent for it all!
:woohoo::woot::woohoo:

You can't beat that!:happydance:

Now for sure that's a deal! WOW, you did well for your one cent's worth! LOL.

Arielluria
08-08-2008, 05:07 PM
I KNOW I'm addicted because I just cleaned out my dryer’s lint trap and saw the contents as something which could possibly be spun into yarn!!!!!!!!!!!
:roflhard:

Arielluria
09-08-2008, 11:55 AM
Lately any time I go to one of my gardening forums I ALWAYS write "yarn" instead of "yard"! :woot:

Duessa
09-08-2008, 09:33 PM
Ok. My name is Ara and I'm a knitting addict.

I knit: In the car, on the bus, before and after class, while waiting on the bus to arrive at the stop, on breaks in class, standing in line, watching tv (we don't have it but my bf's family does), anytime I get frustrated with homework, when I can't sleep.... wow, I'm sure there is more!

You know you are addicted when you get frustrated that you can't knit on the back of the motorcycle!

You know you are addicted when you try to figure out how to knit without bending your left arm so you can knit while you donate plasma!

...when you spend an hour devising a way to knit from your backpack as you wait for the bus or walk to class (it works!).

...when you would rather stay in and knit than go to a party.

...when you tell everyone to just put all their intended christmas gift money on one hobby lobby gift card!

...when you tell your mom you would rather knit yourself some new clothes than have her buy them!

lol I guess it's official. I'm addicted!

Arielluria
09-11-2008, 12:29 PM
Here's a new one even for me..........

Hurricane Ike is heading our way and I wonder if I should photograph my stash and knitting supplies for insurance purposes :teehee:

JK! Please keep Galveston, Houston and vicinity in your prayers!