So my first question about setting up a 12 step program for sock addiction is: Is it 12 steps or 6 pairs?
If you have ever knitted socks, you know that they can become an addiction. I always tell people I haven’t bought a pair of socks in twenty years, and yet I have spent more money on socks than anyone else you know (present company out there in the blogsphere excepted).
So here are my 12 steps to sock addiction. I will be posting these steps over the next several days so be sure to check back often.
As I think of these, however, I realize I am not really looking for a cure.
Step 1: Admitting that one cannot control one’s addiction or compulsion.
My name is Laurie and I am a sock addict. Hello, Laurie.
In the last two months, I have knitted eight pairs of socks, and started three more. I have enough sock yarn in my stash to last for two life times. In fact, I am convinced that I will not leave this Earth until I have used up my stash. I will live to be 157 years old.
My addiction goes with me everywhere. I always have at least one sock project with me at all times. I knit in the car while my husband drives. I knit from the passenger seat when my husband goes into the hardware store only to emerge one hour later with a long stick and a bag of screws. I knit during my lunch hour at work while my Lean Cuisine Spaghetti and Meatballs gets cold. I knit on the train both to and from work. I knit during my women’s group meeting twice a month. I knit while watching TV. A sock project can go anywhere and that's exactly where they go.
Yes, I have an addiction. But it's not a bad one.
More tomorrow. Back to the needles.
(Please know that I recognize the difficulty of working through a 12-step program and only have respect and admiration for people who are struggling and/or succeeded.)