I'm reading a pirate-themed YA novel right now, and while I'm not sure about the novel, it made me want to do something piratey. I made myself resist a number of cute amigurumi pirate bears, and went with this cool skull motif (that's a Ravelry link).
I'm thinking of making this adorable iPod hoodie, so I learned Tunisian crochet yesterday, via a nice tutorial over at Corchet Spot. I need to stop being intimidated by new techniques just because they have fancy names, because this is the second one I've learned recently (the other being front and back post crochet) that I really like.
I might combine these two semi-WIPs, actually, and make a red and black striped scarf in Tunisian crochet with friendly skulls on the ends.
I also have one actual project going, this cool market bag with a CD in the bottom to give it weight and shape.
Check out more WIP Wednesday posts over at Tami's Amis!