Book Review: Knit Stitch Guide by Rita Weiss
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Posted by Underground Crafter on December 23, 2013 | Short Link

Knit Stitch Guide by Rita Weiss of the Creative Partners is a pattern booklet featuring 96 knit stitch patterns. The booklet is arranged into six chapters. The first five, Simple Knit & Purl Stitches, Ribbings, Embossed Stitches, Multi-Color Stitches, and Eyelets & Cables, include stitch patterns. Each stitch pattern includes a color photograph (about 1/4 […]

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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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Brooklyn Jelly
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Posted by Underground Crafter on February 6, 2013 | Short Link

It’s amazing what you find out through Facebook.  For example, I had no idea my cousin’s wife was even pregnant until she posted pictures of her newborn, Brooklyn Sophia. Being of the old fashioned naming sort, I assumed that Brooklyn was an adjective describing Sophia.  (As in “born in Brooklyn” Sophia.)  Later, I came to […]

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Ripple Mania CAL giveaway winners!
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Posted by Underground Crafter on December 1, 2012 | Short Link

I’m so glad that I said the Ripple Mania CAL giveaway winners would be selected randomly because it would have been impossible to choose my favorite projects from among all of the great entries!  I had a wonderful time during the CAL, and I hope you did, too.  I want to thank everyone who participated […]

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There’s still time…
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Posted by Underground Crafter on November 26, 2012 | Short Link

…to enter the Ripple Mania CAL giveaway for your chance to win amazing prizes from Leisure Arts, Lion Brand Yarn, Magique Enterprises, and Red Heart. You can find all the details in this blog post!  Share your pictures by 11:50 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, November 28! And, for all you knitters out there, you have until Thursday, […]

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Ripple Mania CAL: Giveaway
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Posted by Underground Crafter on November 15, 2012 | Short Link

Whether you’re just joining in or you’ve been participating in the Ripple Mania Crochet-a-long since October, I know you’re excited to hear more about the prizes!  The Ripple Mania CAL has four fantastic sponsors, Coats & Clark, Leisure Arts, Lion Brand Yarn, and Magique Enterprises, who have each put together a great prize package.  This post describes the prizes, […]

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Ripple Mania CAL: Week 4 – Squaring Up Your Ripple
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Posted by Underground Crafter on November 7, 2012 | Short Link

This week is all about squaring up a ripple – how to combine a ripple pattern with a straight edged stitch.  This week’s Ripple Mania PDF includes a baby blanket project. I’m also very excited to announce two more sponsors for the Ripple Mania prizes: Magique Enterprises and Lion Brand Yarn are joining Red Heart and Leisure Arts by contributing […]

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FO Friday: Scrapbusting scarf and other goodies
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Posted by Underground Crafter on November 2, 2012 | Short Link

It’s been three weeks since I last participated in F.O. Friday, but I’ve actually finished quite a few projects in that time. I made three secret projects using this yarn, along with about eight swatches, for Kollabora, a new maker community. The big reveal was supposed to be this week, but it was delayed due […]

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Ripple Mania CAL: Week 3 – Ripple Variations
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Posted by Underground Crafter on October 31, 2012 | Short Link

This week is all about ripple variations – how to make your ripples pointier, lacier, more or less textured, and so on.  This week’s Ripple Mania PDF includes four stitch patterns and one project.  Due to Hurricane Sandy, I didn’t take as many pictures as I would usually, but here are the patterns you will […]

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