I am afraid this is starting to look like an obsession... First there was the crazy game Angry Birds, and now I love crocheting these cute little guys. Next on my list is the Goldfinch. My son has wondered about the "bomb bird", but there isn't a pattern on Ravelry yet. Could this be the next KalamazooKnits pattern? (actually, I don't think so).
I think I will be looking at amigurumi patterns a little more closely and see what other designs are out there for me to try. It gets in the way of my knitting, but isn't okay to take a break from the needles now and then?
Do you worry about starting another hobby that will cause you to be unfaithful to your main love, knitting? I will admit that it crosses my mind. What if spinning (or sewing, crochet, etc. etc) replace my one true love?
But just when I started to worry, I picked up my needles again, and knit up another Childs' Better Basic Mitten, and my world is in balance again. Whew, close call.