Since my mom knows that I am working on a bag for her, I figured it is okay to talk about it.
To be honest, this has been a fantastic learning tool for me, so I feel a little bad giving my mom my practice bag.
I learned how to use dpns (double pointed needles) and how to knit on circular needles too. I also learned how to weave a new ball of yarn onto an existing one without a knot. I have learned yarn overs and knit two together, basically it is a very loose lace pattern.
The idea was to knit a green "green bag" ie a reusable grocery bag for my mom. Here is a picture of the progress to date.