Race to Make Lace

Haley wearing her first lace shawl Originally uploaded by plainsight. The girls in my middle school knit and crochet club have caught the lace shawl bug I’m thrilled because they’re not only crocheting like mad, they’re also adding skills like

Toddler Varsity Jacket

Toddler Varsity Jacket Originally uploaded by plainsight. Amy Swenson’s Not your Mama’s Felting book has been released so I can finally show you the finished jacket I designed for the book. The best part? Every time Jay wears it he

Book Review: Y Not Knit

Last year, Jill Wolcott and Susan Wolcott of Y2Knit published Y Not Knit “Step-by-step instructions for continental knitting and knitting basics.” It’s the first beginner book that I’m aware of specifically for continental knitting. The spiral bound book uses clear

Sometimes a picture isn’t enough…

Tilli Tomas SweaterOriginally uploaded by plainsight. It’s impossible to tell from this photo how insanely wonderful this yarn is. (It’s Tilli Tomas flurries–with the beads, and Aspen–without.) I’m enjoying every second of crocheting with it, despite the fact that the

DIYnetwork.com errata

A clever knitter has discovered that in generating the HTML version of my pattern template for my Knits that Fit Knitty Gritty episode, the folks at DIYnetwork.com left out an essential piece of the template. In the template, just after

Book Review: Runway Knits

Runway Knits: 30 Fashion-Forward Designs is the brainchild of Berta Karapetyan–owner of Karabella Yarns and School Products. Berta has been designing knitwear for fashion designers as long as well, Lily Chin, I’d guess, and she wanted to bring her style

Spray the Pieces

Spray the Pieces Originally uploaded by kpwerker. Kim has posted a great photo-tutorial on spray blocking to her flickr site. It’s got detailed instructions and very helpful pictures. Thanks Kim! (The squares in this picture are for the Babette blanket

The new CrochetMe is up!

It’s the Sustainability issue with lots of green crocheting ideas, and technique articles, book review, and more. Deneen has a gorgeous hat, you can crochet a Do Do bird, a grocery bag, a purse made from a dress, socks and

My Knitty Gritty Episode Approaches…

When I filmed my epsidode of Knitty Gritty back in December, they told me I might have to wait a year to see it air. Well, now, about four months later, I discover it’s going to be shown Monday afternoon.