For the avatar, I just did a google picture search for knitting and it was one of the ones that came up. I thought it was too cute! :-)
For the W&T - I didn't know how to do it before this either, but I used the knittinghelp video for it - Here
. It is called like Short Row with Wrap I think. It is really easy, but I would have to watch the video again to explain it, so you might as well watch it first and see if you get it! :-) If you still have questions, PM me and I will try to explain it! :-)
It was actually a relatively quick and easy project. I made it more complicated by doing all the color changes and stuff, but that is completely optional. Now, I have to find something totally cute for my niece (she's 8). I think she is jealous that she didn't get something too. Her birthday is in May. Maybe a little handbag...