I want to let folks know about a community for yarn crafts and getting things done in time for the December holiday gift-giving season. yarnalong is for knitting, crocheting, cross-stich, and other yarn (and yarn-like) crafts. There are no rules, just a community like a knit-a-long where we talk about our progress and lack thereof, hopefully to motivate ourselves to get everything done on time.
Also, there is slashy yarn: here. How is this not awesome?