Six Signs Knitting Has Taken Over Your Life

Posted on Jun 29, 2009. 16 comments

1. Each family outing ends with you contemplating your vice craft of the day. Sometimes you may even make suggestions to that end. Things like "lets just pop in this small zoo so Mama Maya can see the
goats Bears".
2. Work up the nerve to submit an article to the first online knitting magazine you ever read. When you are overwhelmed by the positive response when it's published in Knitty, celebrate with pie.
humble scarf
3. Learn to spin and enjoy learning-to-knit nostalgia. I'll never stop loving the look of a simple stockinette scarf. Knit snobs take note.
4. Get over your inner pangs of terror about writing a pattern nearly 7,000 knitters will knit by eating an entire Lemon Meringue Pie.
5. Rediscover crafty hobbies of old and resume them with gusto. Ignore whinging Husbands and Children when they want to know when you're going to stop sewing yourself skirts and fix dinner. Give them the number to the closest Take Out Establishment and shoo them away.
flower girl dress from Weekend Sewing by Heather Ross
6. Replace "Just one more row" with "Just one more seam." Immediately buy more fabric/roving/yarn when you see how cute your kid looks in handmade clothes. Sew your newest skirt in the next size up from all the pie celebrations.
7. Pick a new hobby that burns more calories. Celebrate with pie.


  • Posted by Roberta on Jul 02, 2009

    Maya’s dress is so cute.
    Personally, I like to celebrate with chocolate cake, but I totally understand the deliciousness of pie.

  • Posted by Clumsy Knitter on Jun 30, 2009

    I keep trying to tell myself that if I knit faster, it will burn more calories and I will get more done. Win-win, right?

  • Posted by Heidi on Jun 30, 2009

    pie… pie…. I LOVE THEE SO…
    I especially like that little dress maya has on… pattern?

  • Posted by AlisonH on Jul 01, 2009

    Simmer rhubarb till tender with the requisite sugar, add (near) equal amounts raspberries and simmer just a bit more. Skip pie crust. Put straight in bowl and eat while laughing over blog posts you so much relate to, from the toddler in the mom-sewn dress (I SO did that!) to the goat at the top.

  • Posted by Joan on Jun 29, 2009

    Seventh sign: there are three mentions of pie, yet not a single photo!

  • Posted by Lise on Jun 30, 2009

    You’re lucky you have a girl. Sewing (and knitting) for boys is so unrewarding I’m contemplating kidnapping one just to outfit her in fabulous clothes.
    I love that you celebrate by eating a whole pie.

  • Posted by Wendy on Jun 30, 2009

    Oh, but she looks so cute! Is that from weekend sewing? How did you find the sizing on that pattern? (I heard it was a bit tight but it looks great there on Maya.)

  • Posted by marri on Jun 29, 2009

    lady, that’s a lot of (yummy!) pie! congrats on the knitty article and everything else you have going!

  • Posted by Wendy on Jun 29, 2009

    Oh, but she looks so cute! Is that from weekend sewing? How did you find the sizing on that pattern? (I heard it was a bit tight but it looks great there on Maya.)

  • Posted by Kath on Jun 29, 2009

    Congrats on the article! I’ve been so out of it – I haven’t even looked at the summer Knitty! Wacky, eh?
    For what it’s worth, I am the child of someone who knit and sewed. We have wonderful pictures and great memories of it all, and I even saved a few small knit baby items I plan to frame someday.
    Maya looks adorable – so go for it!

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