My friend Jessie, for whom I did a comission recently, loves to knit and has opened her own Etsy shop with her creations. Please take a look... and go back again soon, because I think she will soon have many items up. She knitted some beautiful items for my soon-to-be-born baby sister.
I have great admiration for Jessie and am even slightly jealous because I have tried to learn to knit THREE times (including a fantastic group knitting lesson), and each time I have completely forgotten how to do it within 24 hours. I give up. I do keep the knitting needles around, though, to remind myself that I gave it a fair chance and to use as a weapon should the fire extinguisher not work.