Here's a very quick and cute knit, a great 'last minute' gift idea: the Berocco Air Bear. Visit http://www.berocco.com/ for the free pattern. I used the Air yarn, it was very nice to work with. Webs (http://www.yarn.com) has it on on sale for only $3.49 a skein, and you only need one! This is the first time I've used the actual yarn called for in a pattern. He's knitted with basically a front and back, with smart short rows (I think that's what they are!) for shaping, very clever. Anyway, hope you like him!