Just what I needed a new crafting obsession. I thought I learned my lesson when I finally completed the 365 craft a day challenge on Flickr and then when Flickr unilaterally deleted all my photos, I was devastated.
At least with my new obsession, the sock yarn blanket, I should have a product at the end that will be all mine and can't be deleted from cyberspace. It may be a pillow rather than a blanket, we'll see how quickly it progresses. I went to my LYS last night and got the pattern and a start. I made three "practice" squares which were smaller than the pattern calls for, then came home and started to knit the actual blocks. I completed five! This is a fun knit, you make one mitered square, then another, then a third which joins them, by picking up along the side of the other two. Another customer donated a couple of huge bags of sock yarn to the LYS which is a good thing because I have only one measly skein of sock yarn in my stash. I'm just not a sock knitter. It's a knitting obsession I've avoided thus far. And if I had to buy all the yarn for this project, it would cost a fortune. It's enough that it is going to take me forever to knit it.
Here is the blog, The Heathen Housewife, which got the sock yarn blanket started in case you want to take a look and start one for yourself. She figures it took 368 hours of her life just to knit the squares. Did I mention that you knit it on teeny needles, like 2's? So like I said, I may be lucky to end up with a pillow. If you check Ravelry, you will find no less than 923 projects for this pattern.