They keep more of your leg warm when it's freezing.
They hide more of your leg when you haven't shaved in a while.
They feel more comfortable when one wears boots.
They provide a secret stash location for stuff you just don't want to carry back and forth to the restroom, if you get my meaning.
So you see that this is just a little post, with no great news to report.
However, I did buy the knee socks for the trip we leave on tomorrow, visiting the National Parks in the American Southwest. We are doing the same trip I've been on many times, with 7th graders, and most of the same teachers on this trip are returning, as are our fearless guides from Academic Expeditions. I'm pretty sure the biggies will be there too, like Grand Canyon, Bryce National Park, and Monument Valley, not to mention Zion, the last and never least of the trip stops.
To fully prepare I bought some "convertible" gloves. We never need them here at home, but when we're in snow country, I want to be able to do what I need to with fingers, not mittens! I remember as a child (in Ohio) trying to do things with my hands, and pretty much all mittens make possible is holding someone's hand (BO-ring! when you're seven) and making snowballs. Gloves weren't much better.
In this digital age, the fingerless gloves and variants are getting quite popular, because people want to have their Blackberry and press its keys too, but I mostly just want to be able to dig through a backpack without taking off the mittens/gloves to do it.
Upon what a horrible vision I end this post!
Happy knitting and sewing (and perhaps knee sock purchasing--or knitting!)