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22 Things That Happen When You Get Into Knitting

I can listen while I knit, I swear!!

1. When you first learn to knit, you're like a baby foal taking its first shaky steps.

2. And it takes you about 100 years to complete a row.

3. You become attached to an assortment of online how-to guides.

4. And sometimes you give up on something in seething frustration.

5. But you keep trying, and while your first creations aren't exactly perfect, you love them anyway.

6. You want to spend all your free time working on your current project.

7. You feel a strong sense of joy and solidarity each time you find out someone you know also knits.

8. You invite your new knitting pals over, just to talk and knit.

9. Your needles become your go-to salve for any kind of physical/emotional ailment.

10. And you become an evangelist for knitting's many healing properties.

11. You start offering to make everyone you know a scarf. Who doesn't need a scarf???

12. And that's when you realize you didn't pick the CHEAPEST hobby in the world.

13. But it's too late to turn back now. You're already addicted.

14. When you forget your yarn bag you're a restless, nervous wreck.

15. Soon, the process becomes (almost) thoughtless, but in a good way.

16. You become This Girl:

17. Sometimes you leave the yarn store and it's like you blacked out while inside it.

18. You buy patterns to things when you aren't even quite sure what they are.

19. You look up crafts online in the middle of the night in a red-eyed haze, assuring yourself you can make anything.

20. ... And you stumble upon knitwear creations you wish you could unsee.

21. There's that one thing you really want to make, that you hold out in front of yourself as the ultimate goal.

22. But no matter what, you know you've started something you'll do forever.