I've been waiting for Cowl Girls to arrive since this summer and I'm elated it's finally here! It's a great collection of Cowls (knitted tubular things that go around your neck and keep you warm). The collection is a bit eclectic, and there's some seriously questionable stuff in there, so just tear out some pictures you like from a magazine and cover them up, because there are lots of pieces that you will want to make for yourself and others. Hint-hint. Cowls are great holiday gifts: small, fast, affordable, and impressive.
Here are some of my faves (by the way, there are really great photos of the projects on Ravelry, follow the links):
Mohair is Better: make it in a solid, click to see.