Hispanic Heritage Month 2012 Interview Series: Vanessa Laven
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Posted by Underground Crafter on September 24, 2012 | Short Link

This post is part of my 2012 Hispanic Heritage Month interview series.   I’m thrilled to interview blogger Vanessa Laven today.  Vanessa was actually the first person I interviewed on my blog and I’m a regular read of her own wonderful blog, Mixed Martial Arts and Crafts.  Vanessa is also Cuban-American and from the NYC area, so I feel […]

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Winner: Design Your Own Knits
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Posted by Underground Crafter on April 3, 2012 | Short Link

According to Random.org, the winner of the giveaway for Design Your Own Knits in 5 Easy Steps by Debbie Abrahams is number 19… Vanessa from Mixed Martial Arts and Crafts! This is super awesome because Vanessa is one of my own favorite bloggers (and she was the first person I interviewed on this blog). Congratulations, Vanessa, and thanks to […]

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My favorite posts of 2011
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Posted by Underground Crafter on December 31, 2011 | Short Link

On March 27, I wrote an about and welcome post to this blog, and since then I’ve been posting regularly.  I know I was mostly (only?) talking to myself for the first few months, but I’m glad I stuck with it.  Today, I’m sharing my favorite posts of 2011. Series The Essential Crochet Supply Kit has […]

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WIP Wednesday: And the plaid marches on
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Posted by Underground Crafter on October 19, 2011 | Short Link

I’m working on several projects right now, but the one I’m most proud of is also the least photogenic.  Last night, I finished all of my chain strips for the woven plaid pillow I’m working on as a continuation of my project from the Jenny King Tartans & Plaids class I took at the Lion […]

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Yarn swap adventure
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Posted by Underground Crafter on May 16, 2011 | Short Link

On Ravelry’s Blog Hub group, I’m hosting a mystery yarn swap.  The task was to identify a yarn in your own stash and mail it to someone else in the group.  The recipient is supposed to blog about the yarn and also about any project that comes of this mysterious yarn. To me, this swap […]

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New Needlecrafts Teacher Interview: Vanessa from Mixed Martial Arts and Crafts
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Posted by Underground Crafter on April 25, 2011 | Short Link

As an add-on to my series of posts about getting started as a local needlecrafts teacher, I’m virtually interviewing some teachers I’ve met online. My first victim, er, I mean interviewee is Vanessa from Mixed Martial Arts and Crafts.  We are in a group together on Ravelry and that is how I learned about her […]

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Getting started as a local needlecrafts teacher
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Posted by Underground Crafter on April 18, 2011 | Short Link

Recently while updating my email contacts I discovered that I have taught over 100 people to crochet or knit since 2008!  That is pretty awesome (to me anyway), considering that I work full-time in another field and also have a part-time academic job. I’m in several teaching groups on Ravelry, and the topic of how […]

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