I spent 2 days knitting my daughter a scarf with some wool I picked up in Aldi recently. She LOVED it. It was a really easy knit, basic stocking/garter stitch.
On presenting my Daughter with her scarf, my son piped up...." But Mommeeeee, where is mine?"
Ok son... what kind of scarf do you want..... "Spider Man".
Righto... pop out to shops, pick up wool in red and blue, knit, knit, knit and viola (or voila as the french say).
4 days, 2 scarves, 2 sore tired hands, 2 crossed eyes... but 2 very happy (warm) necks.