wristwarmers. One of my goals is to make more items that I'll actually wear; while that rainbow multicolor may look good on the shelf, I will never wear the item knitted from it in public. Even though grey is a boring color by comparison, I'll probably get a lot of wear out of them later.
I keep my knitting in a cookie tin so that the cats can't mess with it. Because, as we all know, cats are jerks who destroy yarn and handknits.