I always use the wintertime to work on new blankets for around my house, and to get a jump on wedding blankets for the year. It's the perfect time to work on something warm and snuggling, that keeps you warm as it grows. There is nothing better than coming home from work, freezing and exhausted, and curling up on the couch with a warm blanket on the hook and a cup of tea steaming next to you.
I like to have several blankets going at once, because I get bored with the same thing fairly quickly. Even just mixing up the colors in a new blanket with the same pattern works to keep me interested. And I like that when I get tired of blue and grey, I can jump into red and white.
I just started a new blanket on Saturday. It's an ombre corner to corner, and I absolutely love it. I love the different hues of blues and I love how easy (and count-free) the pattern is. While I love my ripples, counting each stitch so I know where to increase or decrease is frustrating after a while! It's great to be able to really zone out and let my mind conquer other problems.