Some ways to spend your precious time:
- gloves, mittens, and combinations of the two. More (free) patterns than you'll ever need, in knitting and crochet, here. The photos are some examples of what you'll find.
- VectorMagic, for turning your blocky pictures into smooth, scalable vector images. (Via How About Orange.)
- and knitPro, to convert those vector images into graphs for knitting, cross-stitch, or needlepoint.