One reason that I stuck with scarves so long (and then added hats to the repertoire) is how quickly they can knit up. A few weeks ago I added the dishtowel. There isn't really anything else useful and small to knit... except socks.
For some reason I've always been leery about trying to knit socks. I guess I was a) convinced I would end up cross-eyed, and b) afraid of those itty bitty needles. My LYS is giving a sock class and I decided to take it. I am still working on the afghan, so this will actually be the first time I'll be working on two projects at once. Of course I have a couple unfinished projects in various bags right now, but I haven't touched those in years. I'm usually all about finishing one thing before I start another because I don't want to add to that unfinished project list. Wish me luck. Between the yarn, needles, and class, this will be the most expensive pair of socks I will ever own.
(My hub is not fat, and I have better hair. Otherwise, this is about right!)
I wish I had some news like, "Woo hoo! I'm back to where I started yesterday morning!" I don't. 12 inches doesn't really knit up that quickly when we're talking blankets. I want to get this sucker done. Baby blankets are a relatively 'quick knit' when you compare the two.