We are a crafty generation, thanks in part to the economic crisis experienced recently. That said, it's not surprising designers are trying to make crafts easier. Case in point: the Easy Needle.
Similar to the Big Eye Needle, the Easy Needle features a slit where you thread it in order to avoid shaky attempts to pierce the tiny hole. I think I prefer this one over the Big Eye considering that the Easy Needle is much more to the point.