Here is something I made before Christmas.
It's a Braided Ball that I made for my nephew.
I grabbed some leftover yarn and starting knitting the strips. Easy! The hard part came when it was time to put the strips together. I felt like I was doing a tricky puzzle.
Luckily there is a very helpful YouTube video that shows how to put it all together step by step. The link to the video is on the pattern page. I highly recommend watching the video!