Winner! Knit Local by Tanis Gray
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Posted by Underground Crafter on October 31, 2011 | Short Link

(Check out this post to read my interview with Tanis Gray and review of Knit Local: Celebrating America’s Homegrown Yarns.) According to Random.org, the winner of today’s giveaway of Knit Local is # 33.  Congratulations to Tami! Thanks to everyone who entered, and to Sixth & Spring for providing me with the review copy prize.

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Interview with Susan Huxley, organizer of Chase the Chill, the Original
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Posted by Underground Crafter on October 31, 2011 | Short Link

Susan Huxley is an accomplished needlecrafts author who first came to my attention when I checked out her book, Today’s Crochet: Sweaters from the Crochet Guild of America, from the library a few years ago.  (And, no, I didn’t get around to making a sweater from it before I had to return it.)  I had […]

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Year of Projects: Crochet Master Class – Plaid progress
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Posted by Underground Crafter on October 30, 2011 | Short Link

(This post is part of my Year of Projects: Crochet Master Class series.  You can find my other posts about woven crochet here and here.) I don’t have much to report on for my Year of Projects goals this week.  As much as it has been fun to be more active on my blog this month, […]

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Crochet Lyceum: Crochet 101: Student Showcase Giveaway!
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Posted by Underground Crafter on October 29, 2011 | Short Link

This post is part of Crochet 101, the first CAL/class in the Crochet Lyceum with Underground Crafter series. Visit this post for the full course outline and more information about how to participate. I was planning to post Class 6: Basic Finishing Techniques today, but frankly, I’m too tired to do the post justice, so I […]

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Interview with Kathryn Vercillo from Crochet Concupiscence
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Posted by Underground Crafter on October 28, 2011 | Short Link

Today, I’m pleased to present an interview with Kathryn Vercillo from Crochet Concupiscence, one of my favorite crochet blogs.  It is sort of like the USA Today of crochet blogs – a roundup of everything going on in the crochet world, plus Kathryn’s personal projects – but with much better/more engaging writing.  Kathryn is working […]

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Thursday craft goals update – Week 26 (a.k.a. the halfway point)
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Posted by Underground Crafter on October 27, 2011 | Short Link

Last week, after much internal debate in the previous weeks, I updated my craft goals.  I’m now back into my weekly update mode, satisfied that I have the right goals for the next half of the year (through May 1, 2012). Personal crafting goals 1) Work my way through Crochet Master Class: Lessons and Projects from […]

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WIP Wednesday – Grannies and the Dirty Little Secret
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Posted by Underground Crafter on October 26, 2011 | Short Link

Grannies… I have been going granny square crazy since last week.  I got inspired when working on my post for I Love Yarn Day to go through my scrap stash and get started on some charity projects.  And, I’ve been eyeing the amazing work of three of my favorite bloggers… Keri at Yarn Dharma – […]

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Book review and giveaway: Mini Christmas Crochet
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Posted by Underground Crafter on October 25, 2011 | Short Link

Search Press was nice enough to send me several of Val Pierce‘s books to review when I interviewed her several weeks ago.  I’m reviewing another of Val’s books in the Twenty to Make series, Mini Christmas Crochet (Twenty to Make) and I’m also hosting a giveaway for my review copy of the book, so read on for more […]

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Interview with Tanis Gray, review of Knit Local, and giveaway
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Posted by Underground Crafter on October 24, 2011 | Short Link

Today, I’m interviewing Tanis Gray about her new book, Knit Local: Celebrating America’s Homegrown Yarns.  Her publisher, Sixth & Spring Books, sent me a copy to review, and I’ll also be hosting a giveaway for my review copy. Tanis is an accomplished knitwear designer.  She is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design […]

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Year of Projects: Crochet Master Class – Freeform Knitting and Crochet with Margaret Hubert
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Posted by Underground Crafter on October 23, 2011 | Short Link

(This post is part of my Year of Projects: Crochet Master Class series.  You can find my other posts in this series here.) Two weeks ago, I spent my Sunday at the Lion Brand Yarn Studio as part of their Crochet Masters weekend.  After taking the wonderful Tartans & Plaids class with Jenny King, I had […]

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