I finished my first Christmas present this weekend. I haven't knit anyone anything for Christmas for a few years now and it feels like time. My mom and sister-in-law will both get cashmere cowls. And since they each have a birthday that week, maybe a hat or fingerless gloves each too. My brother could probably use a new hat, though I haven't picked one out yet. And maybe a scarf for my dad. I'm pretty sure my brother absconded with the last one I made him.
This is the cowl for my sister-in-law, cast on Thanksgiving Day and washed and blocked this morning.
It's 20" around and 13" long, so relatively close-fitting, but it has a lot of drape, since it's cashmere/silk. I'm really happy with how it turned out and am publicly declaring that it's a gift so I don't decide to keep it.
I'm still waiting for good light to take some decent pictures of the fan stitch shawl, but here's a fluorescent-lit one from the train.