If you haven’t joined Ravelry yet, you need to check it out!  Go to http://www.ravelry.com and join.  It may take a day or so before they send you the email officially “inviting” you.  It is “place for knitters and crocheters.  Tons of free patterns.  Say you wanted to do a Clapotis .  You could do a search for it under the patterns tab.  There are 10,314 different Claps that are posted on the site.  You can scroll through them to see all the different types of yarns they have been knit in.   Want to do a Baby Surprise Jacket ? There are 6,768 of them listed there.   It is a place where you can organize your stash, projects, needles, search for ideas, join special interest groups such as knitters who like the Diana Gabaldon Outlander series, all kinds of stuff.  And it is free.  It is like my space for fiber fiends!  My name on Ravelry is knitterati.

Also—another  cool spot, the Twist Collective.   GO to Twistcollective. com  It is an online knitting magazine, great patterns.  I am not sure how often they publish, I think quarterly like Knitty.  AND Knitty, another great free online magazine with superb patterns.  Join them for free too!