There's a new crafty, indie kid in my neck of the woods (that's Jersey City, y'all) and it's a Knitting Cafe called Stockinette. They offer great coffee, home-baked pies, knitting classes, and all the yarn you could ever yearn for.
While virtually contemplating beginning a knitting class, I came across a few items that people have knitted that step way outside of the bounds of the scarf, sock, sweater circle.
Soft ice cream.
A sweet sugar-free cupcake.
Knitted poo. Well, what do you think happens when you eat knitted ice cream and knitted cupckaes?
I bet I can convince the super-cool owner to teach me how to knit cupcakes and chairs. I won't even ask about the other stuff. I'll let you know when the class is...