A friend of mine from church gave me some beautiful rayon thread. Nancy had bought it for embroidery, but it didn't work on her machine. It seems to be about size 10, so I made a necklace out of it. It's a choker, with an eight petal flower in the center. I know the picture doesn't do it justice, but the webcam is fastest.
I am also working on my first filet crochet item, a belated wedding gift for a former housemate from: http://www.fortunecity.com/millenium/abbeydale/183/heart-f.htm It's working up pretty fast, and it's nice that it is so symmetrical. The symmetry means I don't have to remember which way I'm goin L to R or R to L- when I have to set it down to go deal with the kids.
I recently finished these two pot-holders for my halloween loving friends. I made them with Grace Cotton on a size D hook, using the pattern from Geometrics, a new way to Crochet by Ruthie Marks. Now to make a trip to the post office and send them off.