I've enjoyed knitting for grand and gt.grand children for years, as well as for charitable orgs. At present I'm trying to use as much "leftover" yarn as possible, but it seems to be a biblical thing! The "pile" just doesn't diminish no matter how much I knit away! Currently I've been making toddler sweaters with hoods, adapting numerous patterns as I go to the needs of the child and how much yarn I have. Fun! I live in suburban Chicago.