I have been working on shawls to take to the local nursing home. I think I've hit on a really good pattern to use. It's a small shawl and the design keeps it on your shoulders without a shawl pin.
It is called the Williston Shawl by Cynthia Miller. I use one skein of light Worsted Weight yarn and then stop. It makes the perfect size.
A friend told me that she had found a way to help with stress. It's adult coloring. I guess it is quite the trend. Guess what I've been doing? She was right. It's awesome. When you are coloring you can't worry about anything. You have to concentrate to stay in the lines.