Who doesn't love to feel the fuzzy warmth of knit mittens around your fingers? Even if you live in a warmer climate, you probably have friends that could use one of these 36 Free Knit Mitten Patterns.
Great idea: "For this blanket, Jane used double moss stitch and knit five "scarves" that were then sewn into one big blanket." Find a scarf pattern (or two) and then make scarves in to a blanket. More interesting than knitting a whole blanket!