Melinda- The needle and thread techniques are a lot easier than they look! I urge you to give it a shot. If you can knit, I'm sure you can learn how to do this (she says, as she naws on her fingernails, getting ready to knit for the first time in the craftalong).
Heres a pic of the fab scarf IQ sent me.
I'll take pics of my stockings later, as they are still hanging up (sadly, my cat already took down my Christmas tree on Christmas day)