This topic kinda died out but was restarted in the "Where did you all Go?" thread.
Here's Kim's idea:
I would be interested in trying the crochet-a-long as well. Here is one possibility...but feel free to say nay..
I was in my LYS the other day and they had the new interweave crochet magazine out, and they had some really nice patterns in there. If we bought the mag...we'd have several on-going options to choose from.
Just a thought, as always I don't want to force people to go out and by things...but magazine's tend to be a goo ddeal. 7 bucks tops and you get as many patterns as most of the books you have to buy for 20 dollars.
Here is a link to the magazine preview:
Mind you crochet will be an investment for me as I only own 2 hooks that I use for picking up dropped stitches
That magazine looks good. I also went to check out garnstudio and they have a TON of crochet patterns for hats, bags, and tops. Most of them are pretty contemporary designs. Some of them are British, though. I'm sure we can figure out the translations as a group, though.
Here's a link to just crochet patterns (9 pages worth):
You can also search by type of garment.
Any other ideas (or specific projects from these two sources).