Fusing our brains?

Some of the knitters from my regular Tuesday night group came over to my place tonight for an evening of non-fibery crafts. We made fondue–chocolate and cheese, and after some wine and snacks put the food aside (Oh, except for

Knit a Selvedge

A few years ago, when I was re-learning to knit, my friend Corrine, who was my Emergency Dropped Stitch Fixer, told me you should always slip the first stitch of a row. I did, for a while, but I didn’t

Magic Crochet?

I found this at the thrift store yesterday, and of course, I had to have it, even though it was in a plastic bag and I couldn’t really see what it was. Apparently, it makes something like a granny square

New Favorite…

IMG_0125.JPG Originally uploaded by laracroft3 Thanks to Carol’s blog, I have a new favorite crocheter to watch out for. Danielle (aka LaraCroft) lives in Spain and works as a professional musician, but she also loves Jacquard Crochet, a version of

A Final note about TNNA…

Dinner at La Muse Originally uploaded by plainsight This was one of my favorite moments of the conference. A group of us gathered after the show closed on Saturday night and wandered until we stumbled upon this restaurant called La

Crochet and Craft

Coffee Originally uploaded by Bnice2mice The Craft Magazine Blog is full of crochet-love the past few days, with lots of great links including one to the flickr set of Bnice2mice who made this cute tea cup as well as lots

KnitBoy’s 200

aiight Originally uploaded by knitboy1 John Brinegar (aka KnitBoy) made a giant crocheted scarf that he’s just posted on Ravelry, which I’m guessing will have folks all over running for their bulky yarn and big hooks. I love the bold

A Fair Trade

Yesterday, I was having tea with my friend Tanya, an artist, photographer, fashion designer and all around creative person who moved to my neighborhood not long after I did. She spoke so eloquently about why she no longer sells her

Hard Work

Divine Bird has an interesting post about creativity and craft and how in her opinion, it’s more about practice than amazing talent that makes people good at what they do. She’s a spinner with some nice looking yarn on her

On the Cover

Crochet Today CoverOriginally uploaded by plainsight There are still a few weeks before this issue will hit the newsstands, but I was excited to discover at TNNA that my recent vest design for TNNA will be featured on the March/April