FO Friday: Brooklyn’s Baby Blanket
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Posted by Underground Crafter on May 10, 2013 | Short Link

Way back in February, I learned my cousin had a newborn daughter via Facebook.  Her name is Brooklyn. (Yes, like me, my cousin was born in Brooklyn, but he hasn’t lived there for about 20 years). I decided to make her a baby blanket using some stash yarn.  I started with the motif from Frankie […]

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Interview with Johnny Vasquez from New Stitch a Day
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Posted by Underground Crafter on March 11, 2013 | Short Link

Every Monday during National Crochet Month 2013, I’ll be interviewing crocheters.  Today’s interview is with Johnny Vasquez, a crochet teacher. As a crochet and knitting teacher, I’m constantly looking for online resources to share with my students so they have additional supports when I’m not around.  I can’t remember how I first came across New […]

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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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2012 Year in Review: Charity projects and crafting for a cause
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Posted by Underground Crafter on December 27, 2012 | Short Link

This year, I donated more projects and patterns to charity (and causes) than I have for quite a long time. I started off 2012 by making 6″ granny squares.  I sent off 40 to Binky Patrol in May as part of the Crochetlist charity challenge. In June, I hosted the charity challenge for Crochetlist on behalf […]

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FO Friday and I Love Yarn Day!
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Posted by Underground Crafter on October 12, 2012 | Short Link

I’m excited to be participating in another I Love Yarn Day on my blog!  To celebrate, I’m sharing some charity projects and showing off some of my recent yarn acquisitions. Finished charity projects I’ve been working on some charity projects with stash yarn for the Hats 4 the Homeless drive at the Lion Brand Yarn Studio. […]

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July stash explosion, courtesy of Robyn Chachula
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Posted by Underground Crafter on August 3, 2012 | Short Link

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know that I’ve been really trying to reduce my yarn stash this year.  But, you also know that I find giveaways very hard to resist – and I’m kinda lucky. So when I saw this giveaway on Robyn Chachula‘s blog, I had to enter.  In […]

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Interview with Sharon Silverman, author of Crochet Scarves, with book review and giveaway
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Posted by Underground Crafter on July 12, 2012 | Short Link

Today, I’m really excited to interview Sharon Silverman.  Sharon is a crochet designer, author, teacher, and now, TV crochet expert.  I was first introduced to her work through her book, Tunisian Crochet: The Look of Knitting with the Ease of Crocheting, and I’ve had the pleasure of taking a Tunisian crochet class with her at […]

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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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Let’s Go Mets!
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Posted by Underground Crafter on May 30, 2012 | Short Link

Once upon a time, I was a huge Mets fan.  As a childhood tomboy who was also a bookworm (interesting combo, I know), I was convinced after reading Bums: An Oral History of the Brooklyn Dodgers by Peter Golenbock that to support the Yankees was tantamount to treason.  I was born in Brooklyn, after all.  Besides, my best […]

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Battle of the egg-shaped crochet hook handles!
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Posted by Underground Crafter on April 16, 2012 | Short Link

I first became aware of egg-shaped, ergonomic crochet hook handles some time last year while visiting the Lion Brand Yarn Studio.  If you knew me in real life, you would know that I’m somewhat… cheap.  I saw this ergonomic crochet hook set and my first thought was, “$24!  But I already have tons of crochet […]

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