I got the coolest thing for my birthday from my mom. It was a knifty knitter loom set.
I LOVE IT!! I can actually knit, finish a project and feel good about myself, instead of spending all my time trying to keep my kids from impaling themselves on my needles, ripping out more then I knit, and basically only completing really, really huge, intricate knots in my yarn!!
Since my birthday in November, I have made 2 hats, 1 scarf, 1 purse, 1 ball and a doggy sweater. (pics to be posted later). I have this wonderful sense of accomplishment, and no children were harmed in the making ;)