I knit because it's the "in" thing to do. JK :P
I guess since I recently started, you could say that I have jumped on this bandwagon like so many others. Really though, I didn't start because everyone else started doing it. I've always wanted to knit.
One of my main goals is to knit sweaters that FIT!!! Did you know that most tops are designed to fit a woman with a B-cup bra size? I won't go into all my body measurements here, but lets just say I don't fit into the standard norm of clothing sizes. Actually, let me rephrase that. I don't fit any where close to the standard norm of clothing sizes.
When I go into a store to try on a top and it doesn't fit, then that's it. I have to keep looking and hope that "one day" I will eventually find something. When I knit a sweater, then I will get it to fit me perfectly, even if I have to "tink" it several times. I know that the finished product WILL fit and fit me well for that matter.
There are other reasons that I knit. This is just what's on my mind the most right now