Have you seen these?

I was poking around on the Schoolhouse Press website and found that there is a Christmas stocking knitalong with pattern written and provided for free from Meg Swansen (daughter of the amazing Elizabeth Zimmermann)!  It's definitely worth a look.  I'm printing it out for possible future use.  Eli's Christmas Stocking has a very pretty Fair Isle Design with trees, snowflakes, hearts, flowers and room for a name.  Since Meg is knitting it in real time you have to check back every week to see what's up. 

I also love this Zakka Style Owl Pennant tutorial I found by way of the Handmade Holidays site.  Moonstitches is a lovely blog and the owls would be great in holiday colors or for every day.

The Purl Bee just posted this tutorial for a Felted Thanksgiving Oven Mitt.  What a great pattern- and you only have to knit one!