For example, I knit this:
I can't even tell you what to picture because I don't want to give anything away. You'll just have to think of green yarn and imagine some possibilities.
Then I knit this:
There's a charmingly amusing story that references Super Mario Brothers hooked to this project, but again, I can't tell you.*
If you're on Ravelry, you can see the projects here and here.
Now I'm contemplating what other projects I want to knit for the holidays. I think these are next.
Image from Skacel, the nice people who made the pattern available for free
They use scrap sock yarn, which is handy since I have more scrap sock yarn than any one person should admit to possessing.
I'm feeling very optimistic about the holiday knitting this year. I think that's because I'm doing a lot fewer projects than last year. I have accepted that there is a limit for handknit gifts for most recipients.
Then again, maybe around mid-December I'll crack and start knitting roller skates.**
*Isn't this the best blog post ever? You can't teach this sort of riveting writing. You either have it or you don't.
**After you watch this, go to Franklin's store and buy everything. He's brilliant and deserves to be wealthy.