This free knitting pattern offers a fun way to organize your keys. Knit your own Creative Key Cozies using bits of scrap yarn from your stash. I totally need to do this, was complaining yesterday about not being able to find the right keys!
How to Knit Hedgehog Mittens – DIY -> make a hedgehog and an otter one for each hand and you've got John and Sherlock! now to find an otter mitten pattern… <-the hedgehog would have to be for the right hand, because John is Sherlock's right hand man :)
FREE PATTERN - Valley Yarns Knit Stars in Northampton Sport – Make one of each color and string them for garland, use as tree ornaments, add to the top of a wrapped gift, or hang them as a soft mobile for a baby's room. I would do in red for poinsettias
The easy way to put on names, mottos, etc: Chain stitch embroidery over plain knitting, but could be done over crochet as well. The original link no longer exists for this, so I can't credit anyone at this point.