I don't think I have a ritual in the morning but I certainly do in the evening. My darling hubby goes to bed between 7:30 and 9:00 o'clock at night and even tho' I've been knitting most of the day (on a good day, that is), I get right into it once he is sound asleep.
The first thing I do is get ready for bed... very important as I won't feel like doing it all later... nighty on, face washed, teeth brushed and flossed...
Then I find something on t.v. that I like the look of... something from the history channel is good. Then I make sure I have two glasses of cold water on the little table by my recliner, toss the working yarn ball into the largish bowl on the floor so the yarn will ravel properly and smoothly off the ball. My quilt is nearby incase I get cold and then I'm in my recliner, needles in hand and knitting to my heart's content until I can't keep my eyes open any longer.
Then, all I have to do is put the knitting down on top of the yarn in the bowl, turn off the lights and go to bed.
I'm lucky if I make it there and one piece... thank goodness, I'm all ready!
OTN: Easy top-down pull-over..
And, for later... a long braid from my little Knitting Nancy to make art out of when the chance hits...