I have a confession.
I am in the midst of what I feel may well be a long and very passionate love affair with I-cord. I started knitting a long I-cord to keep my mittens ensemble, and haven't stopped since. In the office, in coffee shops, creperies, the cinema (Great Expectations - it met mine), you name it I've I-corded there. The I-cord possibilities are endless! Such teeny tiny portable projects.
I've been working on some super secret I-cord Christmas treats that I'll share in the new year, but in the mean time here's a link to a brilliant I-cord how-to from the purl bee . I guess it's essentially French knitting, minus that cotton reel windy thing.