Crafting Confessions

If you’ve gotten a Knit Picks order in the last couple of months, you might have noticed a card hiding out with your yarn – tempting you to reveal your deepest, darkest crafty secrets with the world!

We’ve loved reading through your submissions on Instagram (#CraftingConfessions) and there have been many LOL-worthy moments…mainly because we can relate! And now, we decided it was time to turn the tables and reveal our own confessions with you!

Here are some of our favorite crafting confessions from the staff at Knit Picks, ENJOY!


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So true!! Who else stashes as many patterns as they do yarn?


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We’ve all been there, leave it to a crafter in crisis to come up with a crafty solution!


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GASP! This confession might have been one of the more shocking (and unrelatable) of the bunch! Any other crafters with a mini-yarn stash out there?


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This is one confession that I’m sure many, many knitters and crocheters out there can relate to!


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Any other crafters have “make it up as you go and hope for the best” moments?


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This is the story of many projects – they begin with such motivation and enthusiasm, then slowly go from WIP (work in progress) to a UFO (unfinished object). We’ll finish those, eventually!


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Sometimes knitting or crocheting on the bus/train/subway is the only time to connect with your craft! Any other public transportation crafters out there?


Want to join in on the fun? Find your crafting confession card in your next Knit Picks order – simply use the hashtag #CraftingConfessions when post your secret to Instagram (and don’t forget to see what kind of confessions other crafters are revealing)!




  1. Katie / April 27, 2015

    Well, with my cotlin yarn I got a card that says “Loving your new quilty goodness?” I don’t quilt.

  2. Styarna / April 18, 2015

    Fuego Azul : me too! I actually got into knitting because I can’t really justify buying yarn for its own sake… But just like you, I find touching the yarn in my stash very calming.

  3. Fuego Azul / April 18, 2015

    I used to have the problem of not finishing many of my WIPS or ripping them out after I finished them because I changed my mind. I read once that it’s more of a subconscious, therapeutic response. Maybe you really didn’t want to make that project but started it because it was a way to release steam. Knowing that now, I’ve had great success in casting on projects that I will actually finish, reminding myself too that slow & steady wins the race.

    As for a confession: Sometimes I just like to sit & admire my stash, squeezing plush skeins of yarn, holding them to my cheek, smelling them, & dreaming of the endless possibilities that can come from them.

  4. Bobbie Chapman / April 17, 2015

    I only have about 25 skeins of yarn and they are all for a specific project each in a bag with the pattern. I also don’t have U FOs, finishing one project before starting another….I know, not natural,,,every hates it. Ha ha

  5. tammy / April 16, 2015

    My 2 biggest fears in life are dying before I knit and read everything I want.

  6. tammy / April 16, 2015

    I’ve fake illness so I could knit.

  7. Theresa Forster / April 16, 2015

    Whenever I go away for the weekend I always pack my knitting first.

  8. Jeanne B. / April 16, 2015

    Linda Knisley, I want your job. 🙂 (Or one just like it!)

  9. Linda Knisley / April 16, 2015

    I have unlimited yarn as a full time fiber artist but I order from knitpicks and shop locally constantly anyway. Confessions of a #yarncollector

  10. Allison Jones / April 15, 2015

    I never use the yarn called for in the pattern.