it has been brought to my attention.............

That I may knit to much.....that I may be 'obsessive' about my knitting, that maybe if I didn't knit so much there would be other things that I would like to do. It's possible that Mr. Racer is leading up to a knitting intervention. Lets review the definition of 'Intervention' as found here
An intervention is an orchestrated attempt by one, or often many, people (usually family and friends) to get someone to seek professional help with an addiction or some kind of traumatic event or crisis, or other serious problem. The term intervention is most often used when the traumatic event involves addiction to drugs or other items. Intervention can also refer to the act of using a technique within a therapy session.

Interventions have been used to address serious personal problems, including, but not limited to, alcoholism, compulsive gambling, drug abuse, compulsive eating and other eating disorders, self-mutilation, tobacco smoking, "workaholism", and various types of poor personal health care. Interventions have also been conducted due to personal habits not as frequently considered seriously harmful, such as video game addiction, excessive computer use and excessive television viewing.
Now the defnition of 'Addiction'
Historically, addiction has been defined as physical and psychological dependence on psychoactive substances (for example alcohol, tobacco, heroin and other drugs) which cross the blood-brain barrier once ingested, temporarily altering the chemical milieu of the brain. (I don't ingest the wool but there is a definite alteration to my mood once I start playing with it)

Addiction can also be viewed as a continued involvement with a substance or activity despite the negative consequences associated with it. (The only negative consequence to knitting is when you make a mistake, say a bad word, and have to rip out what you did, and Mohair, that can be a negative consequence) Pleasure and enjoyment would have originally been sought, however over a period of time involvement with the substance or activity is needed to feel normal.[1] Some psychology professionals and many laymen now mean 'addiction' to include abnormal psychological dependency on such things as gambling, food, sex, pornography, computers, internet, work, exercise, idolizing, watching TV or certain types of non-pornographic videos, spiritual obsession, cutting and shopping.

He may be on to something but I won't admit it and I don't think a group of my peers (who knit) or my family (who receive wooly items) will ever participate in an event to get me to stop or 'cut back'........if they do they'll be cut off from the wooly goodness that flows from my fingertips.

Comments

Ms. Kimba said…
ooooooooo he's nuts
Anonymous said…
Lol you keep knitting! Keep you out of trouble!
Anonymous said…
I can visualize the intervention that will take place for me. My 7 kids and 7 grands will come in, lift up the recliner while I'm in it, load it onto the flat bed and take me to eastern wash, to the middle of no where. maybe the Potholes
Grandma Tacy

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