Okay so they don't use up ANY of my yarn, but they were kind of fun and different. This is another knitty pattern, which you can see here.
Knitting with wire was interesting. For the first one, I just knitted from the coil of wire as it came, and things got tangled pretty fast. I was still getting the hang of knitting with the stuff at all, though, and I didn't feel like taking time off from the ring itself to deal with the wire. I made it to the end with no impossible kinks, but before starting the second one I rigged up this clever little contraption, which has the added benefit of being the perfect height for working on the couch! I was really quite proud.