Have you ever made amigurumi? The concept comes from Japan and refers to the art of knitting or crocheting a small toy.
They're so cute! And a nice, manageable project for those of us that are project commitment-phobes (yeah, I'm addressing myself here.)
Amigurumipatterns.net is a site full of FREE amigurumi pattern downloads as well as a lot of inspiration!
(and hey, in 2006, they were the most popular item on Etsy! So get knitting!)