textile paintings for my mother
decoupage boxes for parents on both sides
filled with handpicked wishes from Clara
a tray for my sister
(who is actually more of a black-and-white-type)
(which I forgot to give away ...)
And then, when Hubby's sweater was finished one day before Christmas Eve, my now-empty hands fiddled with a little leftover hat for my father-in-law.
Ravelry notes here
Three Christmases ago my father-in-law asked for simple knitted hats, so short, that they stopped just above the ears.
I remembered the leftovers, took a crochet hook and whipped up a hat. The yarn was not quite enough, even for such a short hat, but I also had red leftovers from this and that.
I think he liked it, because my father-in-law wouldn't take the hat off through all of Christmas lunch and afternoon.