So here is my latest project - a pretty red poncho. It was a project to practice increases and was actually quite easy to knit - as long as each row was written down, to be crossed off on completion, otherwise it could have gone horribly wrong. ( thanks for the tip, Kirsten )
It still needs blocking, to help stop the roll, and then possibly a crocheted edge to finish it. This is easier said than done, since I have no idea how to crochet, at all, but I guess I have until the fall to figure it out! My daughter won't be able to wear until then anyway.
Next, I have to find a similar project for something for my son to wear - maybe a simple sweater vest? I'll keep you posted.