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 1x1 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?