I ended up working on a standby project. At the bottom of a basket near me, there is a work in progress afghan. It is just a single square, a granny square, grown out of all proportion.
I did this once before.
It was snuggly and had morphed into this amazingly soft liquid thing that just cuddled and clung in all the right ways.
I have only one nice blanket here with me now and it was time for a little something else. Besides, it is winter and working on a blanket which covers your lap as it grows is a wonderful thing.
I expect to settle down to something in a few days, but till then my hands keep busy.