I finished my test knit sweater about a week ago, and I love the cables on the back.
Since then, I flew to Cleveland to watch my youngest sing (he got into a cappella in a big way in college and only started singing in senior year of high school, so we try to be supportive). Here's a shot from the concert:
My travel knitting was a scarf for my 25 year old nephew (who LOVES scarves):
I decided to accept reality and my brother, SIL, and parents are all getting knitted gifts that had been stored on the "gift shelf" in my linen closet. I shipped their gifts and my nephew's this morning, along with a few non-knit gifts to other relatives. My out-of-town holiday shipping is complete!
Oldest son told me that his girlfriend is unlikely for Xmas, but he will be here. I put the gift I had on the needles for her aside (Accelerating Cowl and Mitts, no photos yet), and went to work on a hat I am making for him. This is a twin to one I knit for his sister's boyfriend two years ago. It is based on Purl Soho's Reversible Hat, and this is what the outside will look like (it's the name of their hockey team, and the jersey name is on the inside). I cast on last night and the increases are complete.
Once that is done, I can go back to the cowl and mitts for his girlfriend, finish the Station Wagon blanket for the two of them, and knit the remaining gifts for his sister and her boyfriend. We are likely to see the four of them shortly after New Years, so I have a bit of time.