I have decided to try knitting a Christmas stocking or two, since this is my first Christmas as a married woman AND in our own home! I have never knit socks before, so I figure this might be a good way to get the idea of turning a heel and finishing a toe, etc. This pattern seems to be pretty straightforward: http://www.lunaticcafe.com/Patterns/Christmas%20Stocking.pdf
. I'll post the end result when my first attempt is finished!