I knit because it keeps me from getting too far into my other obsessions, which, while pretty darn cool, do not produce anything of substance aside from intense irritation on the part of my friends and family.
It is hard to knit while reading subtitles.
This is why books on tape and long car trips are great things. Both things at once! I have turned the heel on the second sock of a pair, making these socks my fastest so far. It is possible to knit something in under a month (the hat took a little over two weeks)! Just think… if I really worked on a sweater diligently, I could potentially wear it before it gets warm and then cold again.