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You May Be Addicted to Yarn: 23 Behaviors of a TRUE Addict


I'm a crocheter, knitter, mother, lover of gorgeous skirts (though I somehow rarely end up wearing them myself!), and I'm starting to believe that I may be a gypsy at heart. When my son, Charlie, was born, I had dreams of being able to work at home while I raised my children. I threw myself into something I love, crafting, to make that happen. I have always loved trying new things and designing, but since knitting and crocheting helped me to achieve my goal of staying home with my little one, I have found an even deeper respect and passion for them than I ever imagined possible. I love creating, coming up with new ideas, and turning them into real, tangible items. Every one of my patterns and blog posts are written with love and I hope you love them as much as I do!

25 thoughts on “You May Be Addicted to Yarn: 23 Behaviors of a TRUE Addict

  • October 23, 2015 at 8:49 am

    Are there really formal events of yarn crawls like bar crawls?! If so I want to go to that event lol

  • July 1, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    I have a whole room with metal made shelves and plastic large bins full of yarn. I have so much yarn that when I look though them, I feel like Im shopping and find surprises when I come across yarn I forgot about.

  • June 19, 2014 at 10:12 am

    When I ran out of room I my craft room I started filling up my spare bed room. I now have storage totes under my bed and stuck in every corner. I put my good stuff in storage in the attic to make more room. I just bought hanging shoe racks for the closets, to put yarn in… Yep…I think I have a problem. LOL

  • June 18, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    I’m not a yarn addict. Truly, I’m not! O.K., between the books and the yarn there is only one chair in the living room. And I will admit that the spare room can’t fit one more skein into it. And, yeah, it did kind of overflow into the other spare room, but I swear, I’m not a yarn addict.

  • June 18, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    Oh how fun….and I thought I was in the minority. LOL

  • June 17, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    OMG! My Mother-In-Law taught me to crochet, and how to buy yarn. She ALWAYS rubbed it on her face! She said that’s how she could tell if it was OK to make something wearable. If it felt good on your face you won’t itch wearing it. 🙂

  • June 17, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    My bookcase no longer holds books…it’s all yarn! Pretty sad from a self confessed book a holic too.

  • June 15, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    I can relate to alot of them, especially “yarn” and “sale”.

  • June 14, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    I can relate on 3,4,7,10, 15 and 19. lol! And my favorites are: no 7. Your heart races when you see the words “yarn” and “sale” together! and no 19. You’ve stalked (in public places) someone wearing a hat, purse, bag, or piece of clothing that you just had to see closer to see the stitch and yarn….or even secretly taken a picture of said item without them knowing. How about you?

    • June 15, 2014 at 9:42 am

      Those ones are definitely high on my list! I also really love the Fifty Shades of Grey one and the freezer storage one…..I can honestly say I’ve never put my yarn in the freezer YET – however, I now have a really great idea for the future 🙂

  • June 14, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    Pretty much all of them. I’m hopeless. 🙂

  • June 14, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    You may be a yarn addict if you have filled the wardrobe in the spare room with yarn, so you buy an antique bed (because it is very tall) so that you can put your stash under it in really big boxes. And you still have boxes that won’t fit.

    • June 15, 2014 at 9:56 am

      Awesome! Love the creative solution – buy a taller bed, and fit more yarn 🙂

  • June 14, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    I don’t speak english well…
    What does the #2 means?
    Does it means that the crocheter/knitter depends on her husband to buy yarn?

    • June 14, 2014 at 5:54 pm

      Yep husband cuts off access to cash so you can’t buy more. My husband wouldn’t dare :0)

  • June 14, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    you find 2 boxes of yarn you totally forgot you had

    when you move YOU make sure that YOU load and unload your yarn on and off the truck! (I did this with a broken arm last summer!)

  • June 14, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    5,7,13,16,18 & 23. That’s me. When I moved I gave goodwill 8 stuffed garden size trash bags full of yarn and I Kept 5 bags 3 large and 2small plastic storage containers. So far I have purchased about 2 trash bags of new yarn, cant help myself, lol

  • June 14, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    4, 6, 7 , 9 and 15.

  • June 14, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    I am a full blown yarn addict. But not only yarn. I seek out any kind of string, twine, ribbon. If I don’t find it, I make it! I crochet ever day. I’m totally hooked!!! Yuk yuk yuk! 🙂

  • June 14, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    I can relate to many of them, but truly there is nothing wrong with loving something so soft and comforting and, well yes I’m a yarn addict too!!!

  • June 14, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    4,5,7,8,10,11,14,15,16,19,What do you think? 😀

  • June 14, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    I guess I must be a yarn addict because I had 7, 9, 10, 14, 15, 19, and 23 LOL

  • June 14, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    I can relate to 4 and 6. Some of the others are close. I have so many totes of yarn that one day I’ll turn into something.

  • June 14, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    Number 4 was me.

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