One of the gifts I made has arrived at its destination, so I can post the pic now--a pair of simple slippers that I made for our daughter to wear during cosy times at home.
I used a double strand of DK weight yarn and size 10 needles for these, knitting in garter stitch for the foot and switching to a 2x2 rib for the toe section.For the cuff trim, I switched to crochet with one strand and did a few rounds of hdc (US). This is a good pattern for gifts because both the garter stitch and the ribbing are nice and stretchy, so you do not need an exact size.
I found the yarn at a local charity shop and since blue is her favourite colour, it was perfect for this project. I have some left that will be used in the mitred square blanket I have in progress. I might use some of my odd scraps to make myself a pair too 😄