Besides a scarf here or there, I've never been much of a knitter but I knitted my first pair of socks in January and was immediately hooked. I finished knitting my 4th pair of socks last week, (see pair #4 in progress here) and I've already started pair #5 (see bottom right corner of the post image). So yes I'm hooked and addicted, not only to knitting socks but to buying sock yarn.
I can't seem to resist buying a ball of lovely sock yarn whenever I visit a yarn shop. So let's count... Since January, I've bought yarn for another 12 pairs of socks. At the rate of four pairs of socks every six months, I currently have enough yarn to keep me knitting for the next year and a half... If I continue to buy three skeins for every one pair I knit... in a year and a half I'll have enough yarn for 36 more pairs... which will keep me knitting socks for the next nine years... after which I'll have 108 skeins... which will keep me knitting for another 27 years... Oh goodness enough!
Rowing the Boat:
What do I like about knitting socks? Project portability, their unlimited necessity (everyone can always use another pair of socks), the luxury of wearing them, the relatively inexpensive cost of the materials ($8-$20/pair as opposed to $350/sweater). If you're a sock knitter what do you like about knitting socks? Or tell me about your most recent craft addiction. What about it hooked you?