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 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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FO Friday: Booties, 30 Min-Knits Book Review, and Giveaway
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Posted by Underground Crafter on November 23, 2012 | Short Link

I have just a small finished object today, my very first pair of knit booties.  But they come with a long story!  (And, to thank you for reading the whole story, I’m also including a book review and giveaway at the end of this post.) I have a friend that I haven’t seen in ages. […]

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FO Friday: Another ribbed beanie
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Posted by Underground Crafter on August 3, 2012 | Short Link

I’m having a lot of fun participating in my first Ravellenic Games.  (Ok, I guess it’s everyone’s first, since the name was changed this year, but this is REALLY my first.) Speaking of firsts, I got my first medal yesterday for finishing the ribbed beanie for my cousin. I’ve had this yarn for about two […]

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Holiday Stashdown Challenge – Week 12
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Posted by Underground Crafter on July 31, 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.) Just a quick update this week since I was working late last night and I’m rushing off to work now.  I started another ribbed beanie for my other male cousin using […]

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FO Friday: Geaux Saints!!!!
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Posted by Underground Crafter on April 13, 2012 | Short Link

It’s been five months in the making, but I finally finished my sister’s blanket! Rav project page          Blog posts Backstory: My baby sister moved to New Orleans in August to attend law school.  She responded to my offer of a housewarming gift (made in August) by asking for a blanket in […]

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Year of Projects: Crochet Master Class – Bullion stitch blocks, week 1
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Posted by Underground Crafter on February 19, 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.) With my woven crochet clutch finished, I was ready to embark on a new chapter in Crochet Master Class.  I had the desire for texture, so I moved on to the bullion […]

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WIP Wednesday: The Saints adventure continues
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Posted by Underground Crafter on November 16, 2011 | Short Link

Thanks to everyone who gave their opinions on the design options for the Saints themed blanket I’m planning for my sister.  The Double Irish Chain was the clear favorite. Last week, I knew the blanket would be expensive but hadn’t actually priced it out.  I soon discovered that I would have to spend about $270 […]

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Visitor’s Guide to New York City Yarn Shops
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Posted by Underground Crafter on October 21, 2011 | Short Link

After I posted about the awesome class I took with Jenny King at the Lion Brand Yarn Studio, Evelyn from Project: Stash asked me what I thought of the Studio, since she hadn’t been there yet.  I decided that today’s post would feature my favorite NYC yarn shops.  I often see threads on Ravelry about […]

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