For Christmas 2011 I gave exactly one knitted item as a present, and this is it!
In fact, it's not even a real present... you see, my mother-in-law had a few balls of Lana Grossa Giava Print, a viscose and linen blend yarn left over from a vest a friend of hers had made her - so she sent the balls to me with a note "I'd like a slightly triangular scarf, with a pretty edging, but have no idea on how to make one - will you please knit me one?"
I was a bit annoyed, but I started looking and found the perfect pattern: knit in one piece (without crazy sewing-on-lace-border activity), slightly triangular, and free!
The pattern is called Chinook Scarf and it's available on Ravelry.
I knit the scarf on 4mm needles, and used exactly 2 balls of yarn. I had it finished way before Christmas, but as MIL had said it's not urgent, I decided to wait. And it was worth it! She loves the scarf, and wore it again and again over the holidays! This is how I would hope all my gifted knits are received!
Did you gift any knits, and how were they received?