Well after finishing my Christmas knitting, I got ambitious and decided to just knit something out of it for Christmas instead. I found a simple seed stitch cowl on Ravelry, and then found an example of someone making it on a smaller scale in Quince. I decided that this was the route I wanted to go. I measured how long I wanted it on me and off I went.
I did a lot of work on it in a coffee shop in Cambridge waiting for my old roommates to arrive in Harvard Square and have dinner with me, and also on the train. I've definitely been enjoying whipping out smaller projects while commuting, since I've been getting a lot of satisfaction out of finishing them in only a matter of days. I think 2012 will have a sweater project in it, but for now, I'm just focusing my energies on smaller projects to use up some yarn and make gifts for people.
BTW, because I got a crock pot from Ricky's mom for Christmas, Shepherd's Pie has changed to a stew or something I can make in a crock pot. Very excited about that one! I think today's projects will be starting the computer room, and maybe finding shoes. We'll see.