Colorblock Shawl is a fun twist on a classic triangular shawl. It is worked in one piece from the bottom up in solid, contrasting colors. It is a great beginner pattern, using simple increases to create the triangular shape.
(Ideas to create your own Lego advent countdown) Five Christmas LEGO Projects to Build - With Instructions! Train ornament, nativity set, snowflake ornament, Rudolph, and cube ornament. The post has links to more Christmas ideas too.