For me, I enjoy not having to look at my knitting to often, to be able to talk (usually about what Thomas the Tank is up to today) and not get frustrating that I counted round or have to rip back constantly. Not that I don't enjoy cables, color-work and the like- but I'm just not at a stage in my life right now where I can do much of it (Ocassionally at night after all other creatures are in bed I may get in a few rounds).
I have high aspirations for the furture when I have older children and perhaps a minute for myse;f no and then I'd love to learn to spin (can you imagine what would happen if a two year old got into roving? I shudder at the thought!) and make gorgeous complicated lace shawls. But for now give me rows and rows of stockinette and I'm a happy as a clam (well if a clam could knit that is...)
1st picture- Shaefer yarns anne (can't remember colrway)
2nd picture-Socks that Rock lightweight calico
3rd picture-Cascade fixation effects