I have some friends who are into the pirate thing. I also have some friends who are into the knitting thing. What’s more, there is some overlap between the two groups. So when I read about this website on onceupon’s LJ, I felt obliged to pass it along. It’s called helloyarn.com (click on that website name for a link). The patterns are downloadable and FREE and as the following examples show, they have various pirate-themed items. So as you’re whiling away your days up in the crow’s nest, awaiting the sight of either land or a ship to plunder, you can get out your knitting needles and make these either for yourself, or as a gift to curry favor with your captain.