Last month my husband asked me to knit him a cowl. The pattern he chose was the The Grytviken Cowl by @rockallknits and the yarn was Dermores studio dk and the colour was ebony.
This was a nice mindless knit and it knitted up quickly and my husband was really pleased with his cowl.
I have also been sewing and I decided to make myself a pair of jeans using this pattern. This was a first for me sewing jeans as I had always been put off when I saw how many pattern steps there were on the instructions! But I had a weeks holiday from work and I just took my time and worked on them a little bit every afternoon. I made view A which I modified slightly by tapering the legs for a more flattering shape. I did this by using a favourite ready to wear pair of jeans as a guide.