Started a new afghan for 2010 on New Year's Day. I'm using Berroco Comfort yarn for its non-itchy quality, and Susan B's pattern with the ridged option, size I hook. It's nice to be rippling again, after a lot of knitting in the past year or so.
It's a yarn thing. It's a crochet thing. It's sometimes a knit thing too. It's a getting back to the basics thing. It's the discovery of a mindless, escapist, reassuringly repetitive thing. It's a reveling in tradition, let it sooth your soul thing.