I usually start earlier in the year for Christmas presents, but better late than never. I have finished several of these waffle knit dishcloths to tuck into boxes (as filler) that will go around the continental US and Hawaii to family members later this year. Deb, from Homespun Living, shared the pattern with all of us. I see she has posted that her Father is not well and she is asking for prayers for his healing.
During my daughter's last hospital stay, I got these mittens underway and finished them recently, too. It is a very easy pattern from a book entitled "One Skein Wonders".