Information about knitting and crocheting, free patterns and projects and helpful tips abound on the Internet. Here are three Web sites you might want to check out:
www.craftyarncouncil.com. Trends, free patterns, ideas and more from the Craft and Yarn Council of America.
www.knitting.about.com. Lots of free patterns (including Harry Potter scarves and other projects) from Barbara Breiter, the author of "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Knitting and Crocheting."
www.tkga.com. The official site of the Knitting Guild of America. Information about the guild and its publications, trends and project ideas.