I just checked out of the library One Skein
and Last-Minute Knitted Gifts
. Both those had patterns that were terrific, my favorites being tiny knitted sweaters and stockings for ornaments. Little sachets to fill with cedar chips or dried herbs are fun. I made my 2 year old a pair of socks out of one skein. Hmmm... And there's always the set of washclothes done all in different stitch patterns. Baby hat and mittens-on-a-string combo. Calorimetry headband from knitty.com or the Drops headband
. Knitted food.