I started knitting a few weeks ago in the midst of house hunting. My nerves just needed something to do besides drinking more wine and eating more chocolate. I became obsessed with knitting cowls. Looks pretty cool, easy to make and did just the trick with those nerves.
Growing up in the French part of Switzerland, there was an expression we often used: "vachement chouette". Literally "cowly-owl" which means "really cool".
So there you go, I'm the mad knitter that is cowl-y-owl!