Last summer when we drove down to California and back, I picked up a couple of skeins of Adriafil Knitcol yarn in Crescent City and started a pair of socks for David. He made good use of them in our snowy weather.
And I had more than enough yarn to knit a pair for Sophia also. It was fun to see how different the multicolored yarn looked in a smaller sock.
One other summer driving (riding actually!) project I gave to my pilates instructor. She and her family spent the holidays in England visiting their DD#1 who is studying abroad for the year, and I figured she might just be able to use a warm scarf. She'b back now, and she did! I love the combination of Crystal Palace Poof and Fizz for scarves....it knits up SO soft and pretty.