Since I'm sure everyone got knitting gift cards and such for Christmas or made "learn to knit" their top #1 New Year's Resolution just above "read scriptures every day" and "start doing yoga for real" (or maybe those are just mine), I have something for you.
Here are a bunch of my favorite free knitting patterns. So when you've got the basics down and are ready to start your first cool project, here are some ideas to get excited about. I have either made these or I want to make these. Some patterns are on people's blogs or websites, others are available as free downloads through Ravelry. (One more reason to sign up for Ravelry, friends!)
And away we go!
Norwegian Star Earflap Hat by Tiennie
Baby Sophisticate by Linden Down
Burberry Inspired Cowl Neck Scarf by Julianne Smith
February Lady Sweater by Pamela Wynne
Star Crossed Slouchy Beret by Natalie Larson
Toast/Toasty by Leslie Friend
Thorpe by Kirsten Kapur
Herringbone Mittens with Poms by Elli Stubenrauch
Moderne Baby Blanket by Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayne
Puerperium Cardigan by Kelly Brooker
Selbu Modern by Kate Gagnon Osborne
Aviatrix Baby Hat by Justine Turner
Big Herringbone Cowl by Purl Soho
Infinitude Scarf by Jeni Chase
Legwarmies by Alana Dakos
Which one do you want to try first? Or are you doing some other amazing thing that is not on this list but you're going to give me the link because you are nice like that?