Yesterday I dealt with the stress of a very exciting Redskins-Cowboys game by making the Maine Morning Mitts from A Knitter's Book of Yarn, pattern by the Queen Bee herself. One skein of Kureyon, and I used size 6 needles (pattern calls for 7s) because I am a known Loose Woman. What a quick, fun project, all done in one football-watching afternoon, and they fit so nicely!
If you are inclined to Christmas Knitting (and I am not) and still need a quickie project for someone, these would be most excellent. Although it seems funny to make "Maine Morning Mitts" in Florida, they will be very nice on those chilly evening dog walks, and my fingers will be free to fiddle with my iPod or phone. Perfect.