Interesting conversations, I am a quilter, have been for 9 years, it is alot like knitting, very calming and rewarding. I hand quilted a quilt, it took me a year to finish it, but I cherish it.
I started knitting last year, and I enjoy it so much. I just wish I was a faster knitter. So now I switch back and forth between knitting and quilting, although I have to admit I spend more time knitting, I am hooked on it.
But I agree, it is good to have two hobbies. Quilters and Knitters are great people to know, both sharing and giving people.
So, yeah, give it a whirl.
Both hobbies will keep you in stitches!