This is my first knitting project that I have completed. I have hurdled such tasks as double pointed needles and the cable stitch. I'm very excited because both of these things were fairly intimidating until I actually did them and found that they are very very easy. The whole project took me about three days cumulatively. You can find the pattern here. And now for a session on how useful they are:
I can brush my teeth while keeping my hands toasty.
I can write letters to friends and family with crayons. I could even use a pen, but I couldn't find one nearby to use.
I can look condescendingly sophisticated (not that I'd ever be inclined or anything).