- They're portable.
- Sock yarn comes in all sorts of wild colorways that might be scary in sweaters, but are fun in socks.
- You can splurge on the good yarn because you only need a ball or two.
- You get hundreds of yards out of that ball which will keep you busy (and hopefully not buying yarn) for a while.
The Looks Knit Great Fit socks are made in the opposite direction of most of the socks I've seen knitters working on -- you start with the cuff. Luckily I'd learned a lot about how important to try socks on as you go by watching those knitters, so that didn't come as a surprise. Camanomade suggested making the two cuffs first so I could make sure they're the same size, so now I'm happily hooking away on cuff #2. I was so excited when I reached the point where I understood how this big flat piece I was working on would become the cuff. It sort of clicked and now I'm all sorts of excited to see how these turn out.
Though frankly, even if the pattern weren't making sense to me, I'd still be enthralled because of the Panda Silk. I might marry this yarn if I weren't already taken.