I got a red amarylis for Christmas. They shoot up so fast once they get growing, very exciting.
(I still want a green one some day.)
My current knitting obsession is Franklin Habit's 1840 Night Cap. I have no idea why I want to knit this - I don't wear night caps, who does these days? I won't be wearing it in out public. I already had this fine cream wool, so it's not like I spent money on it. Guess it's just a change from sock knitting; something a little different.