Vintage Needlecrafts Pick of the Week: Fashion Crochet by Caroline Horne
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Posted by Underground Crafter on January 31, 2013 | Short Link

This week’s pick: Fashion Crochet by Caroline Horne Source: Inherited from my grandmother‘s collection Publication date: 1970 Status: Out of print.  Available online with prices ranging from “reasonable” to “apply for a line of credit.” Condition: Damaged dust jacket, but otherwise in very good condition Craft: Crochet This is an awesome little gem that I found in my grandmother’s home after she […]

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Vintage Needlecrafts Pick of the Week: The Complete Book of Knitting by Barbara Abbey
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Posted by Underground Crafter on January 24, 2013 | Short Link

This week’s pick: The Complete Book of Knitting by Barbara Abbey Source: My mom’s collection Publication date: 1971 Status: Re-released as a Dover book in 2012 Condition: Missing dust jacket, but otherwise in very good condition Craft: Knitting I haven’t had the chance to explore this book as much as some of the others since it is a recent acquisition.  My mom […]

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My 2013 temperature scarf pattern
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Posted by Underground Crafter on January 23, 2013 | Short Link

Apparently, Honey Nutbrown‘s whole temperature scarf concept has really taken off.  Even Bernat, one of the larger North American yarn companies, has jumped on board with a year long KAL/CAL. I’ve gotten quite a few questions about the stitch pattern I’m using for my crochet version, so I thought I’d share it.  I wanted the number […]

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Interview with Kim Guzman, a.k.a. CrochetKim
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Posted by Underground Crafter on January 22, 2013 | Short Link

I am so incredibly pleased to share an interview with Kim Guzman today.  As a lover of Tunisian crochet and a member of the very active Yahoo group that she co-moderates with Angela “ARNie” Grabowski, tunisiancrochet, I’ve been a big fan of Kim’s work for years.  (Kim also does a lot of “regular” crochet design, too, as she […]

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Hooking at Vogue Knitting Live
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Posted by Underground Crafter on January 19, 2013 | Short Link

This morning I dragged myself out of bed for day two of Vogue Knitting Live.  I don’t know if it was because of the cold weather yesterday or all the excitement from the event, but I was extra sleepy this morning.  I decided to wear the Irish rose choker I made myself last year.  I […]

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Vogue Knitting Live, Day 1
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Posted by Underground Crafter on January 19, 2013 | Short Link

Yesterday, Vogue Knitting Live 2013 opened in New York.  If you’re in the New York area this weekend, you should stop by!  Here’s a quick wrap up of some of what I’ve seen so far. Gallery The gallery exhibits were being set up in the morning, and I had a chance to photograph most of […]

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Vogue Knitting Live NYC 2013!
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Posted by Underground Crafter on January 18, 2013 | Short Link

I mentioned last month that I’m going to Vogue Knitting Live, which starts today. Last night, I picked up my guide and badge at the hotel. And this morning, the weather conspired to make it a perfect day for wearing handmade accessories.  After an unusually warm week, today it’s very cold. I’m wearing my All […]

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Vintage Needlecrafts Pick of the Week: The Harmony Guide to 100′s More Crochet Stitches
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Posted by Underground Crafter on January 17, 2013 | Short Link

This week’s pick:The Harmony Guide to 100′s More Crochet Stitches (Harmony guides) Source: Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles online store Publication date: 1992 Status: Out of print.  Available online with prices ranging from “reasonable” to “apply for a line of credit.” Condition: Very good Craft(s): Crochet and Tunisian crochet I previously reviewed this book as part of a compilation […]

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Climate change
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Posted by Underground Crafter on January 16, 2013 | Short Link

Thanks to everyone who weighed in on the my color choices last week.  I ended up starting my 2013 Temperature Scarf on Saturday. I love everything about this project so far!  The colors are coming together nicely, and I love that this is a project that will take a minimum of 365 days to complete.  There is […]

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Book Review and Giveaway: 75 Floral Blocks to Crochet
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Posted by Underground Crafter on January 15, 2013 | Short Link

Today I’m sharing my review of 75 Floral Blocks to Crochet: Beautiful Patterns to Mix and Match for Afghans, Throws, Baby Blankets, and More by bestselling British needlecrafts author Betty Barnden.  St. Martin’s Press generously provided me with two copies of this collection of crochet motifs inspired by flowers, so I can keep my review copy and host a […]

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