I thought I’d share some links for those of you who like me are madly scrambling for a last minute hand-made gift to make.  I’m trying to do mostly homemade this year and got a fairly decent head start, but still  find myself with more fun ideas for worthy recipients than I can probably actually materialize in the next 18 days(actually only 10 days before we leave for the holidays (gulp).  At the risk of potentially ruining the element of surprise for some here are some items on my go-to-quick gift list (all from free patterns) for this year:

Knits  (all ravelry links): 

Hats:  Turn a Square, Cabled Chapaeu, All Day BeretGrace lace Beret, Cable Edge Hat by Carol Wood in 2008 Pattern a day calendar. 

Slippers: Side Cable slippers, Pocketbook slippers.

Miscellaneous Sewing:

buttercup bag

Retro Kitchen Apron

Reversible fleece hat with Reversible fleece mittens

Wee wonderful mermaids on a spiral leg warmer sea