A few Christmases ago my mOm gave a cute knitting kit of knitted flowers for embellishment, decorations or pins and jewelry.
The yarn is in every color of the rainbow and the patterns make the cutest things!
I tried my first one and really like it, despite the trickiness of knitting an inch of i-cord and having to turn it inside out! Really, inside out, it was really a pain.
This little flower sits on my monitor stand at work and makes me smile every day. I really should knit more of them, they would make perfect whimsical gifts.