And, yeah, tho' I walk through the valley of wool, I still covet silk, and cashmere, and alpaca.
Addiction is not always a bad thing, as most knitters know. It can be a healthy outlet from the stresses of living a 21st century life. The feeling of the fiber slipping through your fingers; the pleasant surprise at the way a variegated yarn comes out in the knitting; the satisfaction of casting on; the satisfaction of casting off... the creationistic (is that even a word?) aspect. I mean, seriously, most of our lives are spent consuming, not creating. Knitting is a truly beautiful thing. Not every knitted piece is a truly beautiful thing, but the knitting always (sometimes) is.