Random knitters knit tree cozies at Cuba St Carnival. No yarn? No needles? No previous experience? No Problem! There were spare needles, scrap yarn and several ladies there who were happy to get novices started. This guy has acquired a new skill, and is happy.
I grabbed the biggest needles there and made the following quick-and-dirty contribution. I'm quite pleased about the tassel- the rest of it is a bit of a mess.