The only knitting I was able to do for Christmas this year was this hand towel for my husband's aunt.
I knitted it with size six needles and a 150 yard skein of Sugar N Cream in the color, Buttercream.
The pattern is called, "Basket Rib Hand Towel" and it's available for free on Ravelry.
The colors seemed perfect for her. Plus, she's moving and this is flat, light weight, and easy to move.
I forgot to measure before I wrapped it but it was about the size of a standard kitchen hand towel. It's a fun and easy project that works up fairly quickly....if you don't make mistakes that take you back several inches at a time from being in a hurry! :-)
I made a towel with this pattern last year. You can see it on the bottom of THIS post.