Marcy Smith is the editor of Interweave Crochet and Love of Crochet magazines. A lifelong crafter, she learned to crochet when she was 8. Other fiber loves include knitting, spinning and weaving. Before joining Interweave in late 2008, she worked as a crafts writer and blogger, as well as books-page editor, at the News & Observer in Raleigh. During a brief stint working in a yarn shop, she rocked a knitter’s world by breaking the news to her that her heirloom knitted shawl was, in fact, crocheted. When not sleuthing out patterns, she hikes and bikes with her family in Cary, North Carolina.