Posted by Libby Stevens on Sunday, January 27, 2013,
I started to knit when my son was born, three years ago. Since then I've knitted a few things, with varying success. I've bought patterns, or got books from the library, in the past, but have just stumbled on this website - Ravelry. Free to sign up, it has thousands of free patterns. Just enter in what you'd like to knit, what wool you have, what age you're knitting for, and bingo - hundreds of ideas are returned - just like that.