Crafty Mands

Chronicles of my obsession with all things crafty

It’s almost a sock January 29, 2006

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amanda @ 5:54 am

Sock in progress shot.
I’m winging this sock. Mike really likes the farrow rib pattern so, after much searching with no results, I decided I would have to do it myself. I cast on 72 sts and worked the farrow rib pattern down to the heel. I’m continuing the farrow rib pattern down the top of the foot.


Fair Isle Take One January 28, 2006

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amanda @ 10:35 pm

Last night I decided that it was absolutely silly to continue being afraid of Fair Isle knitting…well, any colorwork basically.

I went to the Philosopher’s Wool site and watched the video then took the pattern for the sample bag and changed it a bit and knit this hat. It was a great experience and I really can’t wait to knit more Fair Isle patterns.


Silly life…getting in the way January 25, 2006

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amanda @ 5:31 pm

The past few months have been difficult to say the least. It’s been a struggle to find time and/or energy to knit. This is a knitting blog, so I won’t bore you with all the details, but my marriage is not very stable at the moment. We’re going to do the whole counseling thing and I really hope that it works out, but at this point it’s very unsure.

However, I have been doing some knitting and here is pictoral proof.

From left to right: Ribbed scarf in Knit Picks Elegance – Fawn, My So Called Scarf in Yarn Bee Mosaic Twist – Blue Lagoon, and Farrow Rib Socks in Knit Picks Essentials – Fawn

I’m working on a rolled brim hat to go with the My So Called Scarf. I contemplated whether I wanted to do the hat that matches it, but I decided against it. Thank you to everyone who offered to send me the pattern though!