I've also been given two old suitcases that had belonged to my grandparents. They no longer wanted them, and it is widely known through my family that I had been on the lookout for some old suitcases. I like using them to hold my finished knitting projects. They keep the moths out pretty well. And they make pretty good photography props.
I'm still knitting away at my Oma's cardi. Hopefully I'll have something to show you all in the not too distant future.