I was originally pulled away by the craftster One Tiny Thing Rnd. 5 Swap, which led me to challenge myself with DPNs. Once I figured out that I could use them, I couldn't help but want to make a pair of socks - or really just one sock to prove I can do it, but a pair is much more practical. Plus I can give them to Aileen and they should fit better than the aforementioned sweater. So here's the start of Sock 1:
In addition, when I learned to crochet, I skipped learning the Single Crochet stitch because I didn't need it for what I was making. Then I found this blanket pattern using all single crochets and I started thinking how cute it would be to make Mini-Golf a blanket. So I picked up the yarn and started that too. Needless to say, crochet was a lot faster when it was double than single.