Socks. That is the only reason I learned to knit. I had an aunt that would knit us socks when I was little. They were the best. Unfortunatly she passed away before I got around to learning. So my granny taught me to knit and the rest I learned from books. If it hadn't been for socks I never would have learned to knit. I was quite content to crochet. The only problem is that once you knit socks for someone they are forever asking for another pair.