I started my holiday knitting on Saturday by knitting in public with Cat, Yarmando, Jeremy, and a few others at the LYS. It was quite nice.
The pattern is Balsam by Ilga Leja. I'm using Araucania Nature Wool, a worsted weight yarn in Color 17, Ruby. Paula picked the pattern and the yarn. It's a good knit and the pattern is easy to remember. It's a 16 row repeat.