Illusion knitting is the most fun needlework I have ever done! I did this shawl with Hagrid's portrait and won first prize at the Del Mar Fair. Revelry has many other illusion patterns--I'm doing Bob Marley now because Reggae is the best!
cabled vest/cowl - *Inspiration* this one is knit but you could easily crochet this so pull out your favorite scarf pattern and get to crocheting. You may need to adjust the width of the scarf. Once your scarf is long enough, wrap it around yourse.