And now I'm addicted.
It is so much faster! and more forgiving. It doesn't give that heirloom polished look that you can get from knitting, but yesterday I decided I wanted 16 ornaments to go in some Christmas Cards and you know what? Today 9 of them are done. Knitting would have been 1 per day - max.
They are all wonderful free patterns that I found through a quick search on Ravelry. I also found a small "potted cactus" pattern that I made for Boyfriend. He mentioned once that he wanted a cactus for his work desk, this one will never wilt.
Ok here is some pictures and links, for great free holiday ornaments made from crochet... and one cactus :)
Christmas Ball Ornament (in the original pattern it's a bookmark)
Christmas Candy Ornament
Super Easy Christmas Star Ornament
Granny Square Star Ornament
Tiny Mitten Ornament
Super Stars Ornaments
Christmas Wreath Ornaments
And one Cactus...