If you've never tried crochet before, you should. It can be as simple or as complicated as you want to make it. Myself, I stick with very, very simple. I don't like to have to count much or pay too much attention, so I do really easy things and my favorite thing to make is blankets. I find it incredibly soothing most of the time. And I'll make you a blanket if you ask!
Since I can't show my current project, here is a pic of the last two blankets I made. A white one with variegated border for Wednesday (I chose neutrals since I made these while pregnant), and a blue/purple/pink variegated one with a blue border for Caleb (he chose the colors, and they look great!).