Another of my handmade gifts given this Christmas were mittens. Everyone can use mittens during Canadian winters. I used an old basic mitten pattern from Patons, using worsted weight yarn from my stash and added a cable down the front.
The fun part about making home made gifts is that you can personalize them. For the mittens I chose colours that would suit the recipient and knitted them according to the size of their hands. I made several pairs - different sizes and different colours.
Mittens knit up quickly and I made a few pairs in a week - just knitting in the evenings.