Item #1: An Einstein Coat, sized for a ten- to twelve-year-old, destined for Afghans for Afghans. The purple yarn is a bulky single from Colorado Yarns; the red is Lambs Pride Bulky. As with the women's medium I made for myself a year or so ago, this kid's coat took more yarn that what the patterns called for. Otherwise, it's a fun and simple knit. I love those buttons.
Item #2: About 320 yards of my handspun, from a dyed Corriedale Cross batt from Grafton Fibers, plied with Jaggerspun Zephyr. Destined to be Mom's Christmas scarf, probably via a Feather and Fan lace pattern. I'm getting there with my spinning.