Interview with knitting designer and LYS owner, Aimee Alexander
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Posted by Underground Crafter on December 17, 2013 | Short Link

Today, I’m really happy to share an interview with Aimee Alexander, a knitting designer, publisher, and local yarn shop owner.  Like me, Aimee is also participating in the Indie Design Gift-a-Long.  You can find Aimee online on Ravelry (as getknitty, through the c Polka Dot Sheep Publications and the Knit ‘n Needle Yarn Shoppe groups, […]

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Interview with Cindy from Yarn Places
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Posted by Underground Crafter on August 6, 2013 | Short Link

Today, I’m interviewing Cindy, the editor of a newish website called Yarn Places.  Cindy is a bit of a Renaissance woman. She was an architect for the first ten years of her career.  She then returned to school for a Masters in Social Work. A few years ago, she stopped working as a social worker.  And, […]

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Year of Projects, Year 2: Ravellenics and Unveiling the Motif
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Posted by Underground Crafter on July 29, 2012 | Short Link

This week I made progress towards two of my most challenging YOP goals. My sister and I were able to decide on a motif for my mom’s milestone birthday blanket. We both had a really hard time choosing a motif, so I made a hybrid.  My hybrid pattern uses the center and final row from […]

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Vacation non-yarn haul and LYS review: Finely a Knitting Party
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Posted by Underground Crafter on May 26, 2012 | Short Link

One of the yarn shops I planned to visit during my trip to Pennsylvania was out of business, so I decided to add another shop to my list. Since I was staying just one train stop away from Swarthmore, I planned a visit to Finely a Knitting Party on my way back to New York. The […]

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Vacation yarn haul and LYS review: Philadelphia, PA
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Posted by Underground Crafter on May 24, 2012 | Short Link

View Larger Map Last week, I took my dream vacation and spent a few days at Pendle Hill in Wallingford, PA.  The main purpose of the vacation was to relax, enjoy the silence, (wait, what is this?  some kind of retro pop music playlist??), spend some time outdoors, and live an unscheduled life, and what’s […]

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Yarn haul – Knitty City
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Posted by Underground Crafter on May 7, 2012 | Short Link

I surprised myself this weekend with the sudden desire to buy yarn.  I had planned to make a bag for my mom for Mother’s Day, but I had a sudden urge to make her a pineapple shawl on Saturday afternoon.  I looked through my stash, but I didn’t have enough of any light weight yarn […]

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3KCBWDAY3 – Wildcard
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Posted by Underground Crafter on April 25, 2012 | Short Link

Today’s topic is knitting and crocheting heroes, and I think it is well known that mine is my grandma.  However, I’ve been under a lot of stress at work these days (still on that 10-12 hour a day kick) so I decided not to write a dramatic post about missing my grandma and instead fantasize […]

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3KCBWDAY2 – Photography challenge
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Posted by Underground Crafter on April 24, 2012 | Short Link

      The backstory: I usually schedule my posts during the week, but I thought it would be more fun if I posted during each day for Knitting and Crochet Blog Week.  Photography is something that I’ve been working on since I started this blog, and today’s challenge definitely had me stumped.  (I’ve already […]

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FO Friday: Cabled hat for dad
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Posted by Underground Crafter on March 16, 2012 | Short Link

I finished the cable hat I was working on for my dad last Friday night.  The pattern was A Hat Fit for a Fella by Shana  Kreikemeyer, available for free on her website, Needyl. Last fall, I bought a skein of Cascade 220 Superwash in 817 at Knitty City with the intent of making my dad a […]

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Stashbusting
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Posted by Underground Crafter on February 4, 2012 | Short Link

Although January was a hectic month, I did manage to reduce my stash a wee bit. My accomplishments: I sorted through my crochet and knitting magazines, and donated 50 to a local guild. I completed my secret project, which used up 8 skeins of yarn. I went to my favorite local yarn shop with my […]

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