I loved the Bandana Cowl
pattern from The Purl Bee. Bandana cowls are a pretty quick knit, so they make great gifts (this was a gift for me!). I also really liked the Madelinetosh Tosh Chunky Yarn
, not only was the color amazing, but I washed it in the washing machine (then air dried) and it looks like it did when I first blocked it. Finally, it is hard to beat the Knitter's Pride Dreamz Needles
, those circs rock socks!