Knitting on the Net.com is a great place for knitters. Barbara Breiter is the sites owner and has written a book called The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Knitting and Crocheting (2nd Edition) (sounds like a really good book for me since I am only barely a basic knitter! grin) The book can be found here on Amazon.com. Her free patterns are wonderful… as this lacy shrug shows. There are patterns for slipper, socks, afghans, baby things… the list goes on.. Have a look….