This is what I've been doing with my evenings:
Isn't this a pretty little shawl? It's actually a capelet, and it's perfect for spring or summer when you just need a little bit of warmth. It was fun to make. I'll definitely keep this pattern in mind for gifts and such.
Here's a picture that shows the pretty edging really well. I was blocking it in this picture. It's called the All-Shawl and the pattern is by Doris Chan. I love her stuff. (The pattern is on the right side of her blog page using that link. Scroll down that page and you'll see it.)