Monday, September 18, 2006

I created this list a few weeks ago while in email conversation with one of my sisters, whom I have turned into a yarn junkie... Going to one of the websites for AA, I used their 12 Steps as the basis for a similar list for knitaholics. Enjoy!

The 12 Steps of Yarnaholics Anonymous

1 ) We admitted we were powerless over yarn--that our stash closets had become unmanageable.

2 ) Came to believe that more time to knit could restore us to sanity.

3 ) Made a decision to never turn our yarn and our needles over to the care of any security people, pretending we don't understand them.

4 ) Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of our yarn stash.

5 ) Admitted to the Yarn Goddess, to ourselves and to our husbands the exact nature of our irrational desires for more yarn.

6 ) Were entirely ready to let no one remove our yarn stash without a fight.

7 ) Humbly asked Her to remove our moths.

8 ) Made a list of all the projects we haven't finished, and became willing to finish to them all.

9 ) Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would allow them to get to that basket of sale yarn before we did.

10) Continued to take yarn stash inventory and when we had too much promptly hid it.

11) Sought through knitting and meditation to improve our tolerance of other, non-knitting people as we understand them, praying only for them to gain the knowledge of knitting for our sake and the talent to carry that out.

12) Having had a rough awakening after staying up too late to finish that sweater front last night, we tried to carry this message to yarnaholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.


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