From my profile picture, I guess you can tell - Morris Dancing is more a way of life than a hobby!
My friend & I adapted this from many over complicated patterns, to what we were happy with.How about posting the pattern? Still some time to knit a few up
Have you tried stumpwork, I love it and did some teaching at college a few years ago
Also rushwork for your list
Paper cutting (the Eastern European way)
Beading (great for a van as doesn’t take a lot of space but intricate