A Swap A Month July Goody Box Swap
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Posted by Underground Crafter on June 30, 2012 | Short Link

Just because it isn’t July yet doesn’t mean that I haven’t already sent and received my July Goody Box Swap!  I joined A Swap A Month on Ravelry when the July swap was still taking sign ups.  My partner is carajv, who seems to be my twin in opposite world.  She has been knitting since childhood […]

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June confessional
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Posted by Underground Crafter on June 29, 2012 | Short Link

After successfully avoiding yarn shopping and extraneous crafty purchases for most of this year, June was filled with hauls of all kinds!  I decided to write up one giant post with all of my purchases during the month.   Year of Projects preparation If you’ve been following the chatter in the Come Blog-A-Long group on […]

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Holiday Stashdown Challenge – Week 7
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Posted by Underground Crafter on June 26, 2012 | Short Link

(Join along with me any time if you need a head start or moral support for your holiday crafting. You can read more details here.) Thanks to everyone who offered suggestions for this week’s Holiday Stashdown Challenge topic! The most stressful part of crocheting or knitting from stash, for most of us, is finding projects for […]

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Year of Projects: Crochet Master Class – Year one finale in Bruges lace
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Posted by Underground Crafter on June 24, 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 am having great fun with Bruges lace, which I’m learning from the master herself, Tatyana Mirer, in a three-week class at Knit-A-Way.  I’m the only person in the class at the moment, and it is a […]

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Winners: Color knitting giveaways
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Posted by Underground Crafter on June 24, 2012 | Short Link

According to Random.org, the winner of Fearless Fair Isle Knitting: 30 Gorgeous Original Sweaters, Socks, Mittens, and More by Kathleen Taylor courtesy of Taunton Press is #12… MJ!   And the winner of Knitting: Colour, Structure and Design by Alison Ellen, courtesy of Trafalgar Square Publishing, is #13… jessicac! Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to everyone who entered and spread the word about the […]

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Swatching
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Posted by Underground Crafter on June 20, 2012 | Short Link

I’m still working on my homework for the Bruges crochet class I’m taking with Tatyana Mirer at Knit-A-Way.  I’m using Galler Yarns Parisian Cotton and a 00 (3.5 mm) crochet hook.  So far, I’ve finished the oval and am mostly finished with the square.  I still need to complete the curve and start two swatches […]

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Holiday Stashdown Challenge, Week 6
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Posted by Underground Crafter on June 19, 2012 | Short Link

(Join along with me any time if you need a head start or moral support for your holiday crafting. You can read more details here.) So I’ve been at this challenge for six weeks and it’s time to take stock and see what’s been accomplished.  I have just two projects finished but I have several more […]

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Book Reviews and Giveaways: Color knitting roundup
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Posted by Underground Crafter on June 18, 2012 | Short Link

I recently received several books focused on color knitting techniques from publishers for review.  Each book is great in its own way, but all three take very different approaches.  I’ll start with a short review of each book, and then I’ll talk about how they compare to each other.  And then, I’ll have a giveaway […]

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Year of Projects: Crochet Master Class – Bruges crochet from the master herself
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Posted by Underground Crafter on June 17, 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.) Last week, I finished my post with a bit of a cliffhanger about a surprise that I would share this week.  The surprise is that on Thursday, I started a three-week class on Bruges crochet with the […]

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FO Friday: Mine, all mine
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Posted by Underground Crafter on June 15, 2012 | Short Link

Back in January, I joined the 12 for myself group on Ravelry with plans to be a more selfish crocheter this year.  The vast majority of my creations have always been gifts.  (In the past few years, I’ve been making more projects to sell or as samples for patterns, but I still haven’t made many […]

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