I hooked up one of the little thread crochet snowflakes from Simply Creative Crochet. If time permits, the other 2 patterns will soon follow. They're so cute, I just ordered 60 Crocheted Snowflakes, supposedly patterned after the actual crystalized shapes.
I also experimented with beginner's amigurumi. Ok, mine's just a basic ball, but now I know why those cute dolls are popping up all over the place. Little balls are super-quick to hook, and a make a great place to stuff leftover yarn scraps!
Here's me and my favorite baby wearing one of my favorite pasttimes. This time, I did a straight body, front and back pieces, with no armhole shaping, a.k.a. the drop-shoulder style. I grafted the shoulders, then picked up the sleeves from the sides and knit down to the wrists. Next I picked up the crew neckline, knit in the round, and did the super-stretchy backstitch bind-off. Minimal sewing was involved - from the wrists to the pits, then down to the waist. The only problem with baby knitting is that they outgrow your hard work all too soon.
I knitted my first Christmas stocking this year. It's a basic sock pattern, with some super bulky leftovers, 48 sts on 8mm dpn's, hemmed cuff, round heel, and spiral toe. I just couldn't resist trying it on for size....