I don't know how to knit, but I think even I could tackle some of the creatures in Super-Scary Mochimochi, a new book by knitting maven Anna Hrachovec. Whether it's for Halloween or as gift options friends who are more Ugly Doll- than Barbie-oriented, the little guys in this book are incredibly appealing. Make a hive of (adorable) killer bees, a soft spider headband or create a full zombie sleepover scene, complete with closeable burial plots. The instructions are clear and the supplies are few (most of these creations are all super-tiny), so get out your needles and stop by the yarn store.
When cute meets creepy, magic happens.