I don't post items for the knitters as often as I do for crocheters. It's because I am better at one than the other. So as not to leave out the knitters entirely (for which I apologize), here is something to think about as the days get shorter.
Let's not talk about afghans just yet, but maybe the time has come to consider working on some hats and scarves.
Lion Brand Yarn allows us to post their photos, so here's one for the knitters in an easy ribbed pattern.
The pattern for this one is given here: http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/L0611D.html
If you want to crochet something absolutely fast, try this hat made with an S hook and two strands of yarn held together.
Here's the free pattern for this one: http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/L20096.html
Stay warm, and happy crafting,