Another bit of counsel is to keep things active here so...
A project interrupted by the allure of the japanese bags are these baby socks. The brother/sister sock will follow, hopefully, not too far behind. I've always enjoying knitting these from a classic sock pattern that I got at a shop on Cape Cod. One of my goals for the coming year is to branch out on the sock patterns. I'm completely happy with these but would like to learn more more more! Redbird Knits has a genius "sock of the month" club that would be so fun to join.
Or maybe a sock knit-a-long. Anyone done the sockapalooza thing?
Knitty also has some beautiful patterns to try. I might try Hedera. Anyone made any yet?