February's Featured Designer is:
Marie Segares - The Underground Crafter
She is wearing Thaden's AsymmetricalShawl in this picture.
I only asked her 2 questions:
1. Who is Marie Segares?
"I'm a crochet and knitting blogger, designer, teacher, podcaster, and
small business consultant. My maternal grandmother taught me to
crochet in 1984. For the next 16 or so years, I basically made one color,
half double crochet scarves. In the early 2000s, I learned to read patterns
and then my crocheting life just exploded! In 2008, I started
Underground Crafter, became a Craft Yarn Council certified
crochet teacher and instructor, and started designing shortly
thereafter. In 2010, I conquered my lifelong fear of knitting,
and now I teach knitting and design knitting patterns, too.
Last fall, I launched the CreativeYarn Entrepreneur Show,
a weekly podcast for small business owners in the yarn industry."
"Oh, and in my non-crafty life: I'm a native New Yorker
and have lived in Brooklyn or Manhattan for all but 3
years of my life, I have two rescued cats,
and I'm more than a bit of a sci fi nerd."
2. Tell us About our Blog.
"I started blogging in 2011. My blog and my business got the
name Underground Crafter because I would do a lot of crocheting
and other crafts while riding the subway to and from work :).
arts industry pros, and my crafty adventures. Oh, and from time
to time I toss in a giveaway, too. I've been honored to receive
several awards since I started blogging, including the
from Crochet Concupiscence for my
You can find her here:
I decided to Make one of her patterns:
I chose The Pinky Circle Scarf
perfectly written pattern and fun to make.
It is a warm scarf, but has a "lacy" look and
lets just enough air through.
I used Impeccable-folklore yarn.
Isn't it fun to get to know
and find new craft blogs!