First, a basic men's hat that I had to rip out and restart twice, because it was comically enormous. A quick project that ate up most of a weekend.
Ellie as unwilling hat model:
I also knitted a lace bookmark, to make an Amazon gift card feel a little more personal:
I used a skein of mystery yarn (rayon, I think) I picked up a few months ago for two dollars. I love the colors, but it was awfully slippery to work with. The pattern is available here; it makes a great 2-hour project.
It's Christmas Eve Eve, and I've got one pair of felted slippers to go. Back to the needles and sappy holiday films.