I also happen to have a bargain basement skein of sock yarn that will let me feel like I'm de-stashing in a more major way than I actually am. You see, I have made a vow (the kind that interests no one but me) to not buy more yarn until I have knit five more substantial projects. Socks are substantial, right?
I also want more experience knitting them as I think they're the only knitted gift that will ever, maybe, see the light of day in southeast Texas. That's a big maybe. Anyway, they've cost me a whopping $1.48, so what have I got to lose?