So I decided to knit Chris something a little unusual. I'm making an illusion knit scarf with a Jolly Roger. I looked a couple patterns and ended up deciding to make my own, so I had to start with swatches. Here's the Jolly Roger:
I also decided I wanted it to say ARRR! So here are the letters (the R still needs a little work):
Now I just have to perfect the pattern, figure out how to get it to stop curling, and get the right yarn. Piece of cake! More pictures later.