Crochet stitch guide giveaway winner!
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Posted by Underground Crafter on July 31, 2011 | Short Link

Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway for Harmony Guides: 101 Stitches to Crochet (The Harmony Guides) on my post reviewing the 20+ crochet stitch guides in my collection.  And now, what you’ve all been waiting for… There were 24 entries all together. I looked at my list of entries, organized by time stamp.  And […]

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Thursday craft goals update, week 13
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Posted by Underground Crafter on July 28, 2011 | Short Link

Writing the words “week 13″ and realizing that a quarter of my timeline for achieving my craft goals is gone is quite sobering!  Since my last post… I’ve finished my first project from Crochet Master Class: Lessons and Projects from Today’s Top Crocheters, a cat blanket inspired by the freeform chapter. (Personal crafting goal #2) I […]

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WIP Wednesday – Hexagons aplenty
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Posted by Underground Crafter on July 27, 2011 | Short Link

For other WIP Wednesday posts, be sure to stop by Tami’s Amis for links! I’m continuing along with my hexagon baby blanket this week.  (I previously posted about it here, here, and here.)  There’s not much more since my last post because, to quote Calophi’s blog, I had to “rip it good!” In an uncharacteristic […]

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Crochet stitch guides
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Posted by Underground Crafter on July 25, 2011 | Short Link

My recent freeform project – inspired by my Year of Projects goal to work my way through Crochet Master Class: Lessons and Projects from Today’s Top Crocheters and the Crochet Liberation Front’s July freeform CAL – has reminded me how much I love my stitch guides.  I use them for inspiration for my own projects, […]

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Year of Projects: Crochet Master Class – Freeform finale
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Posted by Underground Crafter on July 24, 2011 | Short Link

(This post is part of my Year of Projects: Crochet Master Class series.  You can find my first three posts on freeform crochet here, here, and here.) This is my first Sunday post for Year of Projects.  I have been posting my updates on Monday, but since I have finished (!) my first project, I thought I’d post early. In […]

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Thursday craft goals update, week 12
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Posted by Underground Crafter on July 21, 2011 | Short Link

Here’s my weekly update on my craft goals! Personal crafting goals 2. Work my way through Crochet Master Class. My latest update on my adventures in freeform was posted on Monday.  I’m considering moving on to another chapter for my next update… Professional crafting goals 1. Read Producing Video Podcasts. and 2. Create and post […]

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WIP Wednesday: In search of my quilting mojo, part 2 and Return of the hexagon baby blanket
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Posted by Underground Crafter on July 20, 2011 | Short Link

(Apologies to my subscribers who received a draft of this post on Monday by accident!) For more WIP Wednesday posts, visit Tami’s Amis for crochet and knitting and Freshly Pieced for quilting.       Two weeks ago, I mentioned that I was taking some classes at my LQS, the City Quilter, in an effort […]

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Year of Projects: Crochet Master Class – Freeform, part 3
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Posted by Underground Crafter on July 18, 2011 | Short Link

(This post is part of my Year of Projects: Crochet Master Class series.  You can find my first two posts on freeform crochet here and here.) This posts describes my progression through Days 11 through 17 of the Crochet Liberation Front’s Freeform CAL. This week, I took more detours from the instructions than in previous […]

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An interview with crochet’s queen regnant, Gwen Blakley Kinsler
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Posted by Underground Crafter on July 14, 2011 | Short Link

I’m excited to be joined today by Gwen Blakley Kinsler, founder of the Crochet Guild of America, as part of my ongoing series about teaching needlecrafts. I met Gwen (online, of course) in the Crochet Instructors Lounge group on Ravelry.  In addition to being a nationally known crochet teacher, Gwen is a designer, a crochet […]

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Thursday craft goals update – Week 11
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Posted by Underground Crafter on July 14, 2011 | Short Link

I’m keeping my weekly update of my craft goals brief today. Personal crafting goals 2. Work my way through Crochet Master Class.  Instead of using the patterns, I’d like to create my own project (for myself and/or for teaching) for each technique/skill in the book. I’m still working on my freeform project, a cat blanket […]

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