Last year I became obsessed with knitting socks, but had to teach myself how to do so. This year, I picked up a the needles, and zoom! I started up a pair of chunky slipper-socks to wear around the house. I've finished one sock already, and will most likely have the second one finished by the end of Thanksgiving break. (Hours in a vehicle driving to Indiana for the holiday also provide excellent knitting time.)
I think I might try to do a few more pairs of slipper-socks for use when we tell people to take their shoes off in our house, but then make them hang out on our cold, hardwood floors. And then I might branch out into a pair of leggings. They're just long socks, right?