There are so many wonderful things about them; I hardly know where to start.
How about all the lovely yarns?
They can have lace patterns:
They can surprise you with the different ways they flash and pool:
My first pair filled me with pride:
You can make them as long or as short as you like, experiment with different toes and heels, and even come to love 1×1 rib (one of my personal irritants).
And, you have to admit; they can really dress up a beat up pair of Chuck Taylors:
Next Up: A baby knitting update… will I ever be able to knit lace again?