A 20 x 20 garter stitch swatch, using the same red Cascade 220 and #9 bamboo circulars that I learned with. Destined to become another cat toy - look, you can see the cat hair already.
She was very easy to teach, so I can't really claim much credit. She did pick up one extra stitch along the edge, but noticed it very quickly.
She: "Something looks wrong on the edge."
Me, involved with knitting "Well, the edges always look loose and messy, just tighten the first stitch more."
She: "No, I think there is really something wrong."
Me, looks over "Yes, you are right... sorry about that. We can fix that by knitting two of the stitches together."
She is now a good bit of the way through a SnB Windy City scarf, and has plans for a chunky cabled scarf next. She has also purchased a cardigan + hat worth of lovely Cestari DK weight 70% wool/ 30% yak yarn, on discount, for less than $50. She wants to knit Liv with it, and the Gram hat. Perhaps I will find a cardigan pattern I want to do, and we can do our first shaped garments together.
I am a bit surprised that my "practice yarn" is running low - for some reason I thought it would last forever - it certainly seemed infinite when I first purchased it. I will have to save some, and see if I can convert my other sister, also.