Yesterday, I found myself daydreaming about an island vacation. It's partly because I never got in any quality sink-your-feet-in-sand beach time this past summer. But today, I decided I need to embrace the cooler days ahead. I've been wanting to learn how to knit for years. My mom and a few friends know how to knit (and I'm sure would be happy to get me started), but it seems there's never enough time for a true formal lesson. And that's what I'm wanting — a real primer on knitting. So I checked out Purl Soho's site and am planning to call later today and book myself into one of their beginner knitting classes. I feel like it's the perfect early Christmas gift to myself — and a way to get myself excited about the long winter ahead.