Yeah, so I'm doing this now! Practice practice practice. It is a good way to relax and tie up the loose ends (ha. ha. ha) of an evening.
I'm also making dishrags.
Really, my goal is to make socks. I'm sick and tired of buying socks - especially those that crap out. Wool socks are pricey on our budget, and I need to know that they'll be worth it. At least if I hand-knit, I can figure out the materials (what works, what doesn't), and - gasp! - mend them! I hear that hand-knitted socks are amazing. And we all know that I love colorful socks, right?