I made batslovefruit's two needle mittens from this pattern http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=70751.0
. I used wool-ease so they'd be washable after coffee spills.
I couldn't decide on an appropriate pattern for my mom since she's not really into skulls! I may add some duplicate stitch if I can find anything I like (any suggestions?).
So I had a lot of leftover yarn from making the mittens, so I thought I'd make my mom a cabled hat. This was my first time making any sort of cables. I started with the SnB "Basic Cable" and played with it while I was knitting. My gauge was off (having figured that out after I started), I altered the pattern so it'd fit. I totally added rows and cables and extra stuff so it might cover ears.
Anyway, here it is!
modeled by my lovely assistant whose head is larger than my mom's (the hat covers my ears!).
I'm superexcited, and I now love cables!