The most useful thing I've knit myself is a coffee cup cozy. It lives in my purse. When I am out and *must* buy a cup of coffee, I can't always carry (read: have forgotten or am feeling the stabs of a caffeine headache and don't care that I haven't got)
my own cup, but at least I don't need to get the little extra sleeve that hugs the paper cup and keeps me from burning my hand. I plan to make more for friends for Christmas to give with a gift card to Peets or Starbucks. Yay!
Lulu, I loved your pillow and reading your blog... the Kool-Aid yarn turned out mahvelous!! I'm inspired!