I still like the Lion Brand patterns, but I don't have enough yarn for or need a sweater or throw.
I like this flag pattern: http://www.home.earthlink.net/~minds...rican_flag.htm
And these are small and look cute together: http://hometown.aol.com/lffunt/4thfridgies.htm
heh - I have pierced ears! - http://www.crochetmemories.com/archive/july4.html