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* Circular needles. Not that I don't prefer dpns for socks and such, but could you imagine doing a pi shawl with 15 pointy sticks? ***shudder***
* Ravelry--bless them!
* The squashability of yarn, which makes one's stash easier to hide in say, the arms of a jacket that your husband never wears anyway. Not that I would ever do that, of course.....
* Knitting friends who completely understand that one could talk all day every day about knitting
* Tetanus shots--those of us who have managed to impale ourselves with small knitting needles understand this one
* That airlines have finally realized that a knitter allowed her knitting needles on a flight is much less dangerous than a knitter denied knitting for 6 straight hours
* Husbands who like handknit sweaters, especially if they are relatively small in circumference. If you ever see a large man wearing a hand-knit cabled sweater, there is no surer sign that his wife is very, very devoted.....or is curled up at home in a little ball muttering "50-inch chest....50 inch chest...what was I thinking??????"
* Mohair yarn, which covers up the fact that no knitted item ever leaves this house without cat hair. Some people believe everything I knit is made from mohair.....
* Do-overs! Not that frogging is much fun, but how many other things in life do you get a second chance at?
* That a knitted gift cannot tell the recipient how much swearing was involved in making it
* That if watching football on Thanksgiving is a national tradition, a knitting holiday can't be far behind......