Here's a make ahead for Christmas. Do you hang stockings for gifts? Do you hang them for ornaments? For an ornament size, try fingering weight yarn (size 1 on the ball band) and a size 2mm needle or 1mm size hook (this dips down into the steel hooks). Want it for gift giving? See suggestions below.
Instead of color work, let's do knit and purl stitches for the knit swatch. Instead of crochet Fair Isle, let's try bobbles. What do these 2 changes do to your work? What do you think of it? Are you able to keep the front and back rows straight in your mind? Did you use stitch markers? Good for you if you did. Tools are there for our benefit. Didn't need to? Great for you too.