One of the things I did last year was playing on the lucet.
What is a lucet, you may ask. It's a fork-like tool that is used to make long cords. As far as I can tell, it makes a 2-stitch I-cord. If you want to see what it looks like and how to use it, do a quick internet search.
Making a cord with the lucet is really, really fast. It's also quite portable, useful for idle moments, and good for attracting attention when you're out in public.
"Here!" I say. "Try it! It's easy, see?"
Then comes the part where someone asks what you're going to do with a zillion yards of cord.
I don't know. But I'm thinking it would work as the core for some coiled baskets.