Wheel Chair and Lap Quilts with Pockets to keep hands warm and hold tissue, Chapstick etc. This one is Colors of Blue, Lovie Lap Quilt, but they're available in a variety of styles and colors, for $75 each. Or try making your own - either a quilt like this or just a fleece blanket with the pockets! Great idea for wheelchairs and seniors.
Simple wrist warmers / fingerless gloves all done in half double crochet. Sport weight wool makes for a wearable, lightweight, yet warm mitt. You will need just the one 50g skein to make yourself a pair! Also check out my pattern for wrist warmers all in double crochet.