0816061450 Originally uploaded by plainsight. Now and Then, the little gift shop in Takoma Park where I teach knitting is dramatically expanding their yarn selection. The’ve recently added Malabrigo yarn–an ultra-soft merino hand-dyed in a cooperative in Uruguay. (They also

Somehow I let this slip past…

It’s been a busy summer, and believe it or not, when the recent issue of Crochetme came out, I devoured the patterns and articles, but forgot about my own contribution–this report on the Maryland Sheep and Wool festival. So you

Article in local paper…

The little local Takoma Gazette wrote a short piece about my kids knitting classes. I missed seeing the print version, but found it online this morning. You have to scroll way down the page to “Learn to Knit” to see

Home Depot Needles

IMG_1819.JPG Originally uploaded by plainsight. I’ve fallen a bit behind in my blogging, so the needles pictured are actually from early July… I was teaching a class at the Takoma Park Rec Center–a rough-around-the-edges sort of place with extremely caring

Friends beaming into my living room…

IMG_2068 Originally uploaded by plainsight. I’ve been away from home for about a week–visiting family and staying at our little cottage in the north woods of Wisconsin (making friends with butterflies and canoeing, but not doing much knitting or crocheting).

Hey Kim, getting more site visits from Marines?

Robyn posted a story about a grocery store bagger on a marine corps base who crochets afghans on the side a few days ago on her site–and while I know many men who knit and crochet, what caught my eye


Originally uploaded by plainsight. Who would have thought that a pirate cruise in Baltimore’s inner harbor would be fodder for fiber blogging? Well, as we set off to the metro to catch the train to Baltimore, Selma said–oh mom! I

Ahoy, Knitter!

Ahoy Knitter! Originally uploaded by plainsight. This is Charlie–he was one of the “real” crew on the Pirate cruise (There was also a Pirate crew who entertained the kids with swashbuckling madness). Charlie saw Johanna and me frantically knitting our