A friend who is in "Recovery" recently went through some AA stuff with me replacing yarn for alcohol. I am here to testify, with all due respect to those in recovery, that I am a knitaholic:
Answer YES or NO to the following questions.
1 - Have you ever decided to stop knitting for a week or so, but only lasted for a couple of days? (~Yep)
2 - Do you wish people would mind their own business about your Knitting stop telling you what to do? (~Yep....just ask FuzzyJay: I snapped at him in chorus practice for interrupting my knitting.)
3 - Have you ever switched from one kind of yarn to another in the hope that this would keep you from knitting so much? (~ I thought knitting in cotton or acrylic would slow me down. It did, but not enough, not enough.)
4 - Have you had to have an eye-opener upon awakening during the past year? (I have a hat-in-progress on my beside table)
5 -Do you need to knit to get started, or to stay awake, pay attention? This is a pretty sure sign that you are not knitting "socially." (I knit in chorus rehearsal, church, traffic jams)
6 - Do you envy people who can knit without getting into trouble? (I got in trouble for knitting while singing in chorus rehearsal).