Boy, oh Boy -- Booties!
I made booties for a friend recently:
She's having a baby boy.
This is mostly based on this pattern. I didn't do the garter stitch sole, but I probably should have. I knit them seamlessly in the round, though. I also found that I needed 24" of shoelace for each bootie. Instead of making i-cord laces, I just did a chain stitch with a crochet hook. I cut the circle and star out of craft felt. I glued the red stars to the white circles the night before the baby shower, and stitched the white circles to the booties and re-made the longer laces on the ferry on the way into the city that morning.
Whew! The mom-to-be seemed very pleased.