Interview with Miren Torrealday from Ardilanak and knitting pattern roundup

I’m sharing the second in interview in this year’s Hispanic Heritage Month series with Miren Torrealday from Ardilanak. Miren is a knitting designer and yarnie who recently opened her own fiber studio (where she also teaches) in the Basque Country (Pais Vasco), Spain. Miren is also a sci fi nerd… View Post

2014 Crocheter’s Gift Guide: Yarn Club Memberships & CSA Shares

It’s that time of year when we all start thinking about gifts for others – and for ourselves. I’ll be sharing a series of gift guides for crocheters, starting with today’s edition: Yarn Club Memberships and CSA Shares. Yarn club memberships and CSA shares are gifts that keep on giving.… View Post

Interview with Laura Watson from Full Moon Farm

At Vogue Knitting Live 2013, I had the pleasure of meeting Laura Watson from Full Moon Farm.  Laura’s yarns were extremely colorful – and so was she! – so I was immediately drawn over to her booth.  It was wonderful to learn that she’s a New York State local (about… View Post

Hispanic Heritage Month 2013 Interview Series: Paula Prado from De Origen Chile

Today, I’m interviewing Paula Prado, a multi-talented Chilean yarnie. Paula can be found online in her Etsy shop, De Origen Chile, her website, and on Flickr.  All photos are copyright De Origen Chile.  Click on photos to link to the product pages on Etsy. Underground Crafter (UC): How did you learn… View Post

Interview with Virginia Scholomiti from Yellowfarm

While at Vogue Knitting Live in January, I was introduced to a local, New York State Capital region yarn vendor, Yellowfarm.  The Yellowfarm booth had an interesting display featuring “long locks” art yarns.  The display really highlighted the beautiful fiber from Yellowfarm’s longwool Wensleydale and Teeswater sheep. Today, I’m interviewing Virginia Scholomiti… View Post