In no particular order...
My Christmas gift from my wee little boys. Urbana by Stephen West. I felt I needed to knit this as the designer is a recent graduate from U of I and obviously was inspired by Urbana! It was a super easy knit but I ran out of yarn. I decided to go with it and wear it as. I like it a lot! I think if I went the entire width of the pattern, it would have been too much for me.
Next I finished a pair of Soxie's for my cousin-in-law Brittany. I altered the pattern a bit for them to fit her little feet. Hopefully she'll keep them on and keep her cozy! Knitting with cotton always reminds me why I am such a wool girl.
Then I needed a 'during the day' knit since I like to knit when I can as the babies happily play. Sometimes I'm even asked to get my knitting so I can listen a lecture on Dinosaur species and their habitat and eating habits. So I looked at my to-do list of patterns and picked up the Ripley by Ysolda Teague - a designer I really like. I adore this hat. It is so great to wear and so easy to knit and fast too! I did this baby in less than 24 hours while knitting something else at night! Doubling worsted with sock to get a heavy aran worked perfectly and used up some of my stash!
Last new knit that I finished was my Yellow End of the Year knit. I ran out of yarn at the top of the neck as I knitted this from the bottom up. This entire sweater was out of my head with guidance from the illustrious Elizabeth Zimmernann's EPS from Knitting Without Tears/Opinionated Knitter. I love it. So warm and cushy. I plan on wearing it this week as the high will be below 10 degrees. burr.