Modular Crochet Returns…

Astute commenter “ddkayton” tracked down an old post of mine today from 2006 (!) to let me know that Judith Copeland’s wonderful 1978 book “Modular Crochet” is back in print. When I started designing, I began to accumulate a small collection

Modular and Top-Down Crochet: great garments without (much) sewing…

Crochet Fantasy came in the mail yesterday. I hold my breath whenever a crochet magazine arrives because I’m never too optimistic about what I’ll find inside. I still wish someone would take the time and money to add the production

Crochet Today Mod Mini Dress

crochet today dress Originally uploaded by plainsight I finally got my hands on a copy of the latest issue of Crochet Today–it’s got some must make patterns like Robyn’s plaid skirt and Doris Chan’s lace capelet. There’s also my mod

Diving Deeper into Mod Waterfall

Diving Deeper into Mod Waterfall

A few weeks ago, I got to spend an afternoon with Meghan Garrison, a friend here in Juneau who works for the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council. I asked her to model because she seemed like a great fit for

Finally, a finished project…

You might think I haven’t been knitting or crocheting much, as I haven’t posted about any projects lately… Actually, I’ve been really busy but yarn companies usually don’t want you to post pictures of designs until they’ve published them… So,

Middle Schoolers Weave a Good Yarn

I recently began the second semester of my middle school knitting and crochet club at Pyle Middle School in Bethesda, MD. I had five returning students and three new ones. I wanted to start with a project that everyone could

Meet Amanda…

IMG_0838.JPG Originally uploaded by plainsight. I got a mannaquin for Christmas–yeah! We finally got it put together last night. My daughter Selma wanted to name it Barbie, but I decided to call her Amanda. Amanda’s wearing the first modular crochet

Book Review Roundup

I have a pile of new books, and thought I’d share some with you. The first is Positively Crochet by Mary Jane Hall. This books has over FIFTY designs. My absolute favorite is the Easy Shrug [Ravelry]-a ribbed shrug style

Flying Time

I’m in San Francisco for a couple of days staying with my brother and his family and seeing my niece Solveig for the first time. Here she’s wearing the sweater I made for her on the plane–it’s a modular pullover

Soon to be published…

Ribs and Mesh Originally uploaded by plainsight This project, the Ribs and Mesh sweater, has been a fun collaboration for me–I designed a sweater in Tilli Tomas yarn, but instead of turning everything over to the yarn house as I