FO Friday: Sunflower belt
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Posted by Underground Crafter on August 31, 2012 | Short Link

I have a hard time saying goodbye to summer.  Winters in the Northeast can be brutal, and, to me, the end of summer is the first part of the long haul through the shortened days and cold weather. For the past few weeks, I’ve been passing a display of sunflowers at a local market. Sunflowers […]

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Holiday Stashdown Challenge, Week 16
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Posted by Underground Crafter on August 28, 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.) I was feeling really good about my Holiday Stashdown progress last week, when I somehow completed an entire gift in one day. But then I happened to look at a calendar. […]

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Year of Projects, Year 2: Bruges crochet design, part 2
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Posted by Underground Crafter on August 26, 2012 | Short Link

I’ve been pretty excited about my first Bruges lace design since I developed it and made a sample last weekend.  I actually started a second version yesterday so I could take some tutorial pictures to include with the pattern.  It’s being tested on Ravelry as we speak! I’m making this version with Austermann Step, a […]

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FO Friday: Certified
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Posted by Underground Crafter on August 24, 2012 | Short Link

Back in February, I attended the Craft Yarn Council Certified Instructor’s Program in Knitting on-site training.  I had an amazing time during the three day training, and met some great knitters!  We had to prepare quite a few swatches for the class… Even though I mailed off the proof of my 30 hours of teaching months ago, I […]

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Holiday Stashdown Challenge, Week 15
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Posted by Underground Crafter on August 21, 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.) I didn’t think I would have anything to show this week, but time was on my side. In just a few short hours, I was able to design and make her […]

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Year of Projects, Year 2: Burst
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Posted by Underground Crafter on August 19, 2012 | Short Link

Yesterday, I had a burst of creative energy and the time to crochet.  I designed a Bruges lace scarf pattern and made the sample. I don’t usually finish one of my Year of Projects goals on the same day that I start it, so I’m as amazed as you are.  This will ultimately be a […]

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FO Friday: My first ever knitting pattern and an interview with Marsha Cunningham
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Posted by Underground Crafter on August 17, 2012 | Short Link

I’m really excited to unveil my very first finished knitting pattern, the Sandworm’s Journey Beanie, today.  The pattern is part of a collection for charity to support the Knotty Knitters 2013 calendar, so I thought it would be fitting to share an interview with Marsha Cunningham, the founder of the Knotty Knitters for Autism.  I’ll […]

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Winner: Knitting Never Felt Better by Nicky Epstein
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Posted by Underground Crafter on August 16, 2012 | Short Link

According to Random.org, the winner of Knitting Never Felt Better: The Definitive Guide to Fabulous Felting by Nicky Epstein,  courtesy of Sixth & Spring Books, is number 26… Yarnitect (Dana) from Yarnovations! Congratulations, Dana, and thanks to everyone who entered!  If you haven’t had the chance to do so already, you can check out my interview with Nicky and review […]

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Interview with Kathryn Vercillo, author of Crochet Saved My Life
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Posted by Underground Crafter on August 15, 2012 | Short Link

Today, I’m interviewing Kathryn Vercillo, one of my favorite crochet bloggers, for the second time.  (You can check out the first interview here.)  Kathryn recently self published a book, Crochet Saved My Life, about the ways crochet supports physical and mental healing. Kathryn is a professional writer, and her work has been published in magazines such […]

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Holiday Stashdown Challenge – Week 14
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Posted by Underground Crafter on August 14, 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 voted last week about which yarn I should choose for my friend JS’s scarf.  And the winner is… I pretty much love this yarn, which I bought […]

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