I do like little gadgets -- especially ones that do what they're supposed to. I got this nifty i-cord maker at Michaels (with coupon, of course). And it works. Too bad I ran out of yarn first time around. So we'll try again with new yarn (another coupon) and hopefully move the To Be Felted Bag into the finished object pile.
They recommend this little tool for children as a way to learn to knit. Bad idea (in my (not so) humble opinion). Real knitting would be less mistake-prone.