I knitted a couple of pairs of house socks, which were for B's mom and dad. His dad's socks were knit on size 7 dpns using bulky weight wool-ease. Mom's were knit on size 7 dpns also, but over fewer stitches. Instead of wool-ease, they were knit in cascade bulky weight. The acrylic/wool blend works great for house socks that aren't worn with shoes. They should last forever.
I knit a pair of fingerless gloves (
)with a few mods: I used Bearfoot Mountain Colors in Lupine on size 3 needles. They fit me, and my sister. Her hands get cold in her house, so I thought that she needed them. There is enough yarn that I can make a pair for me too. I started them before we left for KC, and finished them in the car.
For Christmas, B gave me a swift and yarn winder. L can even wind yarn now. What's really nice is that now I have nice, neat balls of yarn that don't sit flat and aren't bouncing around any more. It will make knitting a bit easier now.