It's so much fun to knit up a quick project. A couple weeks ago, I picked up a book called Knitting Mochimochi. The patterns vary in length and difficulty. The instructions, hints, and photos are very helpful.
I knit a couple mochimochi hamsters over lunch this week. Each one took less than an hour. They're so cute, I sent a couple to my niece in Janesville. Then, I had to make one for Steve. (He requested one for his office.) I think I will fill his office with small knit toys.
You can find more at Mochimochi Land. (If cuteness offends you, don't visit.)