I wanted to give something to my advisor to thank him for all of his years of putting up with my shit, not throwing me out when I had horrible depression, being such a great guy. I decided to make this:
This very cleverly designed DNA scarf (notice the base pairing between the helices) seemed like the perfect gift. I found it here. It’s about halfway done. It’s not the easiest pattern in the world, you really need to pay attention to what you are doing, but I think a fearless beginner could tackle it.