At the request of my son, I wound up the year with a scarf and a pair of men's socks. He has just moved to Washington State and wanted to gift friends with some of mother's hand-knit goodies.
The socks are knit with worsted weight Cascade super wash in a k3, p1 pattern with every other row knit in stockinette.
The second project was a scarf, "just like you knit for me." Of course, I had no idea what pattern I had used and had forgotten to record it on Ravelry. The yarn for my son's scarf had come from a now closed yarn shop's basement via a dead friend. I remember her saying that it was a French yarn. So tooling around Ravelry I found this scarf.
And just for good measure, here is a photo of my son's scarf.
Knit on merrily throughout 2012.