The thing about clothing is that it wears out. The thing about knitting is that it's clothing.
My favourite winter hat dying after 4 or 5 winters I can deal with. Losing 4 pairs of handknit socks in a fortnight, not so much. To be fair, they've all had years of hard use. It's just annoying that they've all died at this moment. The temperatures have just dropped so much that I've had to put the heating on twice. Plus I'm in the middle of the holiday crafting, so I can't even stop what I'm doing to cast on for a new pair!
Still. You know you're a knitter when you've garments old enough to be wearing out, right?