You know what's really good about knitting?
Other than the fact that you might just end up with a new cardigan, you can knit sitting on the sofa, with comfy socks on and a blanket over your legs.
So on the 1st of January, after dragging yourself out of bed in the early afternoon, it is completely ok to make a sofa nest, put on a DVD and chill out with your knitting. And at the end of it, you can still rightly point out that your day was productive. Probably more productive than a lot of other people.
Happy New Year everyone! Don't bust your gut trying to get it all done at once.