How can this be? Knitting is such an in thing right now - we have to have more knitters around here.
I knit a lot. I also frog a lot ("frogging" means tearing the knitting back, as in "rip it, rip it". I LOVE that expression!) so I don't actually finish that many things. The main reason I knit is that it keeps my fingers busy while I think about what comes next. It really helps with plotting and planning, and I don't get accused of just sitting and daydreaming (even though I really am.)
Also I love the feel of the yarn in my fingers and seeing the colours. Yarn shops are a special kind of temptation - I can spend hours, wandering around, looking and touching.