There are tons of competitions designed for those crafty among us. EtsyHookers is hosting a hat focused crochet challenge with a deadline of September 9th. Plenty of time to finish a hat, so if you're a crocheter, I urge you to give it a try. I've been on a knitting kick lately, so I donno if I'm going to enter. Plus I have books to read, spiders to
If you don't know how to knit, check out youtube! They have crochet videos too.
Uberbeginners, check out this tutorial:
and if that aint enough fun for ya, check out partying republicans getting down while Gustav's raging: