"A yarnaholic believes fiber is good for one's well-being and, therefore, has no problem spending grocery money on yarn."
Well, so simple and obvious but I never thought about it this way before. Thank you, Jocelyn.
"A yarnaholic has a close friend who often says, 'You have yarn on the brain!' (OK--I don't see the problem.)"
So, I don't fit this criteria because I only reveal the size of my stash to like-addicted people.
"A yarnaholic can always find a place to store or hide more yarn."
"If a yarnaholic had a boatload of fine yarns, chances are he/she could still find at least one more must-have skein to add to the stash."
"The yarnaholic doesn't believe there's such a thing as having too much yarn."
"A yarnaholic relates well with other yarnaholics."
"A yarnaholic feels the sudden need to run to the nearest yarn shop when writing a yarn-related column. (I'll be back shortly.)"
The subtle difference between my addiction and the yarnaholic criteria, is that my addiction is much more physical. If I don't knit every day, I feel out of sorts. If I see a new fiber or new colorway or type of yarn of yarn, I feel physically excited. I can feel my heart race and my respiration increase. I am compelled to make if part of my yarn collection. if I discover that a yarn or a colorway is going to be discontinued, I feel anxious. That sounds like withdrawal which is a definite sign of addiction. Therefore, I experience several of Jocelyn's criteria and more.
Wasn't "Yarn Diet May Be Just What Doctor Orders" the best column ever!?!?!?! And it was only half. Part 2 talks about the Yarn (Lover's) Diet. Now I don't know about you but I'm really not ready to go on a Yarn Diet. I will share the Yarn (Lover's) Diet in my next post in case some of you are ready. Maybe it was a New Year's Resolution to buy less yarn which translates into go on a Yarn (Lover's) Diet.