My friend Andria convinced me in two words: No Seaming. I've had to frog once (gauge was WAY off) and buy new needles (who knew there was such a big difference between Size 2 and 3!
Anyway, I bought a skein of Opal, based on a painting (who knew?) and I just love the striping!!
Here's a picture of my progress so far (I did 15 rows in rib, now I'm going for 7 inches of stockinette.
And I'm ridiculously in love with how cute the little stitches are:
I'm hoping to get the 7 inches done so my friend can talk me through heel turning!