A normal amount of obsession, knitting vs. bread making
I've been reading wonderful books about knitting by a certain author, S. Pearl-McPhee. She is a yarn fanatic, has her own blog, and is entranced with knitting. It all sounds similar to bread making -- such as -- starting a stash of the various wool yarns or . . . buying many different whole wheat flours, making mistakes with dropped stitches or with a dense not-proofed-long-enough loaves, getting the latest supplies like all the bamboo double point knitting needles or a curved lame/bread-scoring knife, relieving stress by knitting yarn or by kneading bread, giving gifts of knitted winter fingerless gloves or loaves of multi-seeded whole wheat bread, working on three different knitting projects or three different sourdough starters . . . . (and I've done all these!)
Either you're a knitter or a Knitter, or you're either a bread maker or a Bread maker. With a capital letter. You know. And some level of obsession is normal. Anyone else?