Phobia is an extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something. Phobias vary in severity from mild anxiety to total and disabling panic.

The ladies in our knit and crochet for charity group are wondering why I have only progressed to very simple purl and knit patterns.

I suffer from the very dreaded Decreaseophobia – Fear of learning to decrease in knitting.

My friend knitted this hat for me and I can only be astonished at the brave decrease to make the crown on the hat!

Here are a few other phobias that I am also grateful I do not suffer from.

  • Ablutophobia- Fear of washing or bathing.  Actually those around me are grateful.
  • Consecotaleophobia- Fear of chopsticks.  Being Asian this would have really sucked!
  • Knitagoraphobia: Fear of knitting in front of others
  • Crochetagoraphobia:  Fear of crocheting in front of others

My phobia is very mild and my sister stitchers are working hard to encourage me to learn to decrease.  My goal?  I will knit a hat before winter 2015!


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