I finally learned how to knit recently, much to my grandmother's delight, and so when my parents went to visit her last weekend, she cleaned out all of her leftover yarn and sent it back with them. We now have a mountain of yarn sitting in the living room waiting to be sorted and divvied up between my mother and me. I've already started a sleeveless sweater, and some of the odds and ends from the mountain look like they'd be excellent for something like this (from the same place as gratteciella's knitting porn link).
And I get to help my mom bake Christmas cookies and fruitcake this year. Who wants to be sent some?