Finally! An Organized Stash…

IMG_0022.JPG Originally uploaded by plainsight. I can actually see most of my yarn, know more or less what I have and it even looks nice up there… I got rid of a lot of yarn–but I probably could purge even

Monica Models my Shrug

IMG_1900.JPG Originally uploaded by plainsight. I finished this shrug up at the Savory Cafe Stitch n Bitch tonight–it’s the one made with the super-soft Classic Elite Bamboo. The color is a dark taupe–it goes great with black or off-white–or red

Crochet Siting: Crocheting meets higher math

A clever web surfer over at Crochet Partners just let us know about a lecture series in CUNY’s contiuing education department. Daina Taimina and David Henderson or Cornell University will be visiting to lecture on the Hyperbolic Plane–a difficult to


Just a quick post, since I should be sleeping… I’ve been working up a sample of a new shrug for the class I’m teaching in September at StitchDC. I love the yarn we’re using… We chose this bamboo yarn from

My Cozy Little Powerbook

IMG_1873.JPG Originally uploaded by plainsight. After searching for an affordable protective sleeve for my powerbook, I gave up and crocheted this one using Lion Brand Landscapes (very nice to work with, I’d never used it before). I’ll be writing up

I *am* a winner!

IMG_1878.JPG Originally uploaded by plainsight. I came back from my 2-week jaunt across the country last night to find lots of goodies on my porch, books to review, yarn for an article, and a big box from the Seattle Mariners!

Stitch & Pitch Kerchief

IMG_1773.JPG Originally uploaded by plainsight. As promised, here’s the kerchief I made while at the Stitch & Pitch in Seattle–it’s actually designed for an adult-sized head, but Selma was the only model available, so there you go. I haven’t written

Yarn Snobbery, or crocheting in the North Woods

I arrived in northern Wisconsin on Wednesday to visit family and have a couple of days at our little cottage on a lake in northern Wisconsin. August 9th is my grandmother’s 89th birthday, so I wanted to make her something.

New Fall Class

I just finalized arrangements to teach a shrug-making class at Stitch DC in Capital Hill. We’ll be using the pattern from the Alpaca Silk shrug, and the class is open to complete beginners — tho’ it should also be interesting