Here is a smattering of things I've made in the last few months:
S'mores birthday cake for my brother (recipe from the Smitten Kitchen cookbook)
Eden Prairie Shawl, for my mom for Christmas
Pattern: Eden Prairie
Yarn: madelinetosh merino light, one skein each onyx, oak, sequoia, and winter wheat
Needles: US size 5 circular needles
This pattern is inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright's designs. My mom and I love his work, so when I saw this pattern I knew I had to make it for her. The construction is very interesting but also easy.
I made these gloves with conductive thread fingertips for my boyfriend for Christmas.
Pattern: Ginger and Wasabi gloves (Knitty pattern); sewed conductive thread to index fingertips and right thumb
Yarn: Shibui Knits Cima in charcoal, 1 skein (I came very close to running out); Zauberball Crazy in blue/green/black, 1 skein (probably about half a skein, as I used the other half to make my brother a hat)
Needles: US size 1.5
Today is my grandmother's birthday. I come from a family with a lot of crafty women, and my grandmother is one of them. When I was eight or so she taught me how to crochet, but I could only remember how to chain. So the next time I saw her I handed her a big pile of chained stitches. She taught me how to knit the summer before I went off to college, and knitting helped me get through homesickness and the stress of classes and work. So I am working on a very special present for her, which I hope to have finished soon and will share here when it's done.