I have an old favourite that my gran knitted years ago, made up of squares in all different colors. I just love it!
I found a similar one on decor8blog and some other great things to create with a pair of knitting needles. I know what you thinking; knitting is for "old" people sitting on their rocking chairs. But wait a minute, check out these cool things you can create for your home!:
Think I'm gonna get myself a pair of knitting needles and create my own patchwork blankie for my little boy to enjoy on those chilly days.