I think this season is going to be one of our more relaxed ones. We put up our tree over the weekend. That's a couple of weeks earlier than we usually do it, but I think it will be nice to be able to enjoy it for the month.
Knitting by the fireplace is always nice. This winter I want to make an effort to spend more time by the fire.
And yes, you can knit a sweater in a week! I still have to weave in the ends and block it--on this version, the neck is not laying right. I'm hoping some aggressive blocking will help that. Now I can get back to knitting the last three gifts.