Frantic Holiday Crafting Update
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Posted by Underground Crafter on December 29, 2013 | Short Link

On December 1, I set a goal of finishing a project every other day in December.  With just a few days to go, I’m happy to say that I did pretty well. First off, I finished three secret for future publication.  (You can read vague details on my Ravelry project pages here, here, and here.) […]

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Frantic Holiday Crafting: Shopping Spree
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Posted by Underground Crafter on December 13, 2013 | Short Link

Smiley’s, a discount yarn shop in Woodhaven, Queens (reviewed here), has an annual Manhattan Yarn Sale.  You can only buy yarn in bulk at this sale (3-10 skeins in each bag), so I have tried to avoid it for the last few years.  While it’s a great place to be if you have a sweater […]

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Frantic Holiday Crafting: Finish 3
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Posted by Underground Crafter on December 8, 2013 | Short Link

It’s amazing how a little challenge can make your fingers fly. This is a nice, boring hat for my special guy that I just finished.  I used the same yarn to make a slightly fancier hat a few weeks ago, but in using my secret knit testing tactic (asking him to “try on a hat” […]

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Frantic Holiday Crafting: Finish 2
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Posted by Underground Crafter on December 6, 2013 | Short Link

This is the second project I finished since I challenged myself to finish a project every two days in December. I crocheted this hat last night.  It’s for a friend of mine who bought one of my crocheted hats at a craft fair a few years ago.  We went to Smiley’s to shop for this […]

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Frantic Holiday Crafting: Finish 1
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Posted by Underground Crafter on December 3, 2013 | Short Link

I declared my intent to finish a project every 2 days during December on Sunday, and here is my first finish.     I knit up a simple crescent shaped shawl for my sister using a skein of Twizzle that Mountain Colors sent me for review.  (Review spoiler alert: I love it so far!)  I could have […]

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Nativity
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Posted by Underground Crafter on May 29, 2013 | Short Link

Growing up, I was fascinated with the Nativity scene my maternal grandmother would set up during the Christmas season, and I remember being eager to place the baby Jesus into the manger after midnight on Christmas Eve.  That Nativity set was the one physical object that I most associated with the holidays during childhood, and […]

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2013 Holiday Stashdown Challenge – January update
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Posted by Underground Crafter on February 5, 2013 | Short Link

In January, I participated in the Calm Cowl CAL with Crochet Happy and I made a gift that I plan to give to one of my aunts for the holidays. The Finished List 1) Cowl for an aunt – Galler Yarns Prime Alpaca – 339 yards – Calm Cowl by Suzana Davidovic The Still to Make […]

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2013 Holiday Stashdown Challenge!
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Posted by Underground Crafter on January 1, 2013 | Short Link

Last year, I hosted a Holiday Stashdown Challenge to encourage myself and anyone else who was willing to play along with me to make our holiday gifts early and to use as much stash yarn as possible. The successes: I used up over 3,300 yards of yarn from my stash, made gifts for 14 people, and […]

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Holiday Stashdown Challenge, Week 31
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Posted by Underground Crafter on December 11, 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 think I’m officially finished with holiday crafting for this year.  (I say “I think” because you never know how I might be feeling about starting a last minute project!)  But […]

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Holiday Stashdown Challenge: Weeks 29 & 30
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Posted by Underground Crafter on December 4, 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 post a holiday crafting update last week.  Most of my crafting time lately has been used up on several secret design projects, but I did pick up some quick […]

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