Now that my sister and her family have gotten their presents, I can show pictures. I knit fingerless mitts.
These are my sister's done in alpaca, because she has issues with wool.
From Anne at Knitspot
It's her pattern for the Fine Cabled Mitts - a really nice pattern, the yarn just doesn't show the cables well. Done on size 2 dpns, in a beautiful dove grey.
And for my niece, a different pattern for mitts, who's pattern I cannot remember, from wool that I purchased from Ebay, that has some alpaca in it, but what I do not know.
These were fast! On 7 dpns [Brittany]
I also knit dishcloths for each, and made a basket to put everything in
My first cats head basket - And about my 20th basket overall. The odd thing is, I never make them by myself - I always do it at the local library when the basket class is being held - and I'm quite competent at it, I just don't want to have to fight off the cats while making the baskets at home.
I sent chocolate, some made made sweaters from our mother that no longer fit me, and Slinky's for the fun of it.