Revitalized and Blog Hub Swap, Day 1
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Posted by Underground Crafter on February 29, 2012 | Short Link

This weekend, I participated in the Craft Yarn Council Certified Instructor’s Program in Knitting.  This 3-day, 15 hour workshop was led by the fabulous Arnetta Kenney (who was also the instructor in 2007 when I went through the certification training for crochet).  She is a wonderful teacher, who is very generous with her feedback and […]

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Book review and giveaway: Knitting with the Color Guys
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Posted by Underground Crafter on February 28, 2012 | Short Link

Today I’m reviewing Knitting with The Color Guys: Inspiration, Ideas, and Projects from the Kaffe Fassett Studio by Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably.  I also be giving away my review copy, courtesy of Sixth & Spring Books, so read on for details. I first became aware of Kaffe Fassett when I was quilting.  His colorful and creative […]

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Milestones giveaway!
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Posted by Underground Crafter on February 27, 2012 | Short Link

I reached two milestones in the past week.  I now have 200 Facebook fans and I just posted my 300th blog post!  To celebrate, I’m having a small giveaway with a little something for the crocheters and knitters who read my blog. For my crochet peeps: I’m giving away a PDF copy (via email or […]

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What a Diff’rence a Day Makes
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Posted by Underground Crafter on February 27, 2012 | Short Link

On Saturday night, I was ready to dump this cabled hat project for my dad (details here and here; pattern here) because the yarn kept splitting on the needles.  I ripped it out instead, and started it up again with another pair of circulars. It’s amazing what the proper tools can make you feel ready to […]

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Winner: Gothic Knits
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Posted by Underground Crafter on February 26, 2012 | Short Link

According to Random.org, the winner of the Gothic Knits giveaway (courtesy of Search Press) is… Larissa (Side note: Check out Larissa’s blog and Reef Botanicals, her handcrafted soap and beauty company, if you haven’t already.  She won a free knitting lesson from me in a previous giveaway, ) Congratulations Larissa, and thanks to everyone that entered.  (Click here […]

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Year of Projects: Crochet Master Class – Bullion stitch blocks, week 2
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Posted by Underground Crafter on February 26, 2012 | Short Link

(This post is part of my Year of Projects: Crochet Master Class series. You can read the other posts in this series here.) I was under the weather this week, and I’m taking the Craft Yarn Council Certified Instructor’s Program in Knitting this weekend (14 hours of fun, preceded by many days of swatch making), so I […]

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FO Friday: Dye Job
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Posted by Underground Crafter on February 24, 2012 | Short Link

Last Sunday, I took the Kitchen Safe Yarn Dyeing class at Lion Brand Yarn Studio.  We were asked to bring two hanks of yarn from a long list of mostly wool Lion Brand yarns.  Naturally, I made three hanks from stash yarn. Side note – It is almost harder to get a ball of yarn […]

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Thursday craft goals update – Week 43
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Posted by Underground Crafter on February 23, 2012 | Short Link

I’m keeping this update on my craft goals short and sweet. Since my last update post… I’ve been working on several bullion stitch blocks (personal craft goal #1) from stash yarn (personal craft goal #5/Surmount the Stash) for charity (personal craft goal#6). I finished the yoga socks for my mom and added four rounds of gold […]

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Oodles of projects
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Posted by Underground Crafter on February 22, 2012 | Short Link

I guess it doesn’t surprise anyone that after months of blanket making, I’m now in the middle of multiple small projects. I can’t seem to settle down with just one project right now.  I loved the Poppy Bullion Block by Donna Kay Lacey so much, I started on three more.   I also started another […]

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Interview with Sandie Petit, founder of Crochet Cabana
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Posted by Underground Crafter on February 21, 2012 | Short Link

In the early 2000s, when I first learned to read crochet patterns, there weren’t many good crochet websites.  One that I would visit time and again for help understanding a new technique was Crochet Cabana.  Even now, as a crochet teacher I often refer beginners to this wonderful site.  So I’m really excited to interview […]

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