Time to Go to Rhinebeck!!

Time to Go to Rhinebeck! Originally uploaded by plainsight James and the kids and I are driving up and meeting my friend Martha and her family. We’re staying here. It looks amazing. I can’t wait to see it in person.

Blog Action Day

What yarns are the most environmentally friendly? “Eco” yarns have been getting a lot of buzz in the press–nearly every yarn-y magazine has run a “green” issue this year, and for the most part they seem to be talking about

Team Work

The Color Book of Felted Crochet is a project I’ve been working on since early spring. It’s technically my first book (!!) — but since I’m not the designer, there wasn’t a lot for me to blog about during the

Crochet Me Launch: Tomorrow!

Crocheted Wrap Skirt Originally uploaded by plainsight Will you be joining the revolution? I’ll be celebrating the launch of the new Crochet Me book at A Tangled Skein in Hyattsville, Md. The event begins at three, but we’ll be hanging


Ravelry just got cooler. I don’t know how long this feature has been around, but I just discovered it. Ravelry now has a “bookmarklet” that you can install in your Firefox boomark bar that says “Ravel it.” If you find

Q&A With Donna Druchunas

Over the weekend author Donna Druchunas visited the blog to talk about writing her new book, Ethnic Knitting Discovery. I found her post fascinating and asked her a few follow-up questions that she’s agreed to answer here: AOH: Since this

Everyday Crochet

Doris Chan has a fun new book, Everyday Crochet, that walks you through mixing up your crochet in an easy and fun way. Using a simple stitch pattern, she introduces the crocheter to several different garment styles that are variations

Virginia Fiber Festival

Yarn from the virginia fiber festival Originally uploaded by plainsight Yesterday morning, Martha, her husband and son picked Jay and me up at 8:00 a.m. and we all headed down to Montpelier, VA for the Virginia Fiber Festival. We got