You do this.
Rock Island by Jared Flood
I love the intricate details on this shawl! Lightweight, lacy shawls are perfect for summer days when you're wearing cool clothing, but are making a trip to an air-conditioned joint. Then you don't have to carry around a big, bulky sweater.
Unfortunately, this beauty is made with lace, which takes quite a while to knit up. Gifts are often last-minute surprises, but you still want to put effort and thought into it.
Spring Petals Messenger Bag by Susan Gater
I love projects that allow you to choose your own color scheme. Imagine this in red and black, or maybe orange, blue, and yellow. So many possibilities - plus, the original colors are eye-catching and really pop! This bag is crocheted with Lily Sugar 'n Cream yarn - great for quick, durable projects.
What if you're making a gift for a guy? I always have trouble coming up with things guys will like - summer makes it twice as hard!
Tiny Cthulhu by Amber
If he's a Cthulhu fan, no problem!
Same if he plays video games - you can always find a Pac-Man to stitch up.
Ms. Pac-Man Amigurumi by Allison Hoffman
If you're knitting up a gift that needs to be versatile and ready to give to anyone, at any time, I highly recommend this beautiful piece.
Run Away! by Knitting Magic Girl
Everyone loves a killer bunny.
But maybe not as much as bacon.
Bacon and Eggs Pillow by Tamara Kelly