Colorful hostel in Killarney, Ireland (by philhaber) I absolutely love this place.) who runs the place is the best host I think I've ever come across. This is a must stay if you go to Ireland as far as I am concerned.
10 stitch Blanket - it spirals till you run out of yarn. And you only need a pair of little double-pointed needles to do a whole blanket. None of the tedious pick-up-stitches across a whole long seam, as you have to with most "log cabin" patterns.
Free knitting pattern for a super simple, easy to knit seed stitch cowl. It uses one skein of yarn, and can be knitted up in one night! I may have to learn how to do that. (point: not crochet, but I only have one yarn-y board)