Here's a shout-out for the Soaring Eagle Project. Make mittens or socks in easy-to-wash yarn for underprivileged kids. I know it's the time of year of mad Christmas knitting, as well as mad oh-my-god-I'm-cold knitting, but if you could squeeze in a couple pairs of mittens, that would be awesome. Mittens are so fast to make! My pirate mittens will be heading that way, but I broke my needle before I could get to the thumb. :( Another pair will be in the works as soon as I can go get something new and washable.