Crafty Mands

Chronicles of my obsession with all things crafty

A moment of silence, please… April 25, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amanda @ 3:36 pm

Babe is dying. I’m not sure what’s going on, but her screws are coming loose.

Maybe I treadle wrong, maybe too fast, maybe the pedals don’t stay where they’re supposed to. I don’t know, but the screw that holds the pedals to the base of my Babe spinning wheel are coming out and they seem to not want to go back in and stay in.

I’m desperately hoping for a new wheel, but I don’t think it’s in the budget right now. Any ideas on how to fix it?


You have to watch this! April 23, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amanda @ 11:49 pm

Signing for the Deaf with Translation for the Dumb.


Who wouldn’t want to come home if these were waiting for them?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amanda @ 10:08 pm

Claudia Handpainted sock yarn from The Loopy Ewe. I got Buckeye and, as mentioned in my previous post, I totally scored some Peppermint Mocha, The Loopy Ewe’s new colorway from Claudia. Plus I got some SOAK and giftees from Sheri.

Flip Knit Books from Annie Modesitt. Combination Knitting in one direction and Western in the other. Doesn’t get much better than that. I totally forgot I ordered these and when they showed up today it was like Christmas!

Laceweight yarn from Handpainted Yarn. Made famous by their worsted weight merino which completely sold out I decided to check back and see what they have now. I’m totally in love with these colors. It looks more blue in the picture but it’s more of a purplish-blue and green mix in person. It reminds me of flowers. I can’t wait to knit lace with this, now I just have to find the perfect pattern. Any recommendations?

Roving from Handpainted Yarn. I’m going to attempt to spin this up into laceweight singles for the Shoalwater Shawl by Fibertrends.

So, yeah, I think I’ve gone a little crazy and Sheri’s doing another Sneak Up soon with the new lace yarns. Be still my pocketbook!


Score! April 19, 2007

Filed under: The Loopy Ewe — Amanda @ 6:37 pm

I totally scored some Claudia Hand Painted sock yarn in Loopy Ewe’s Peppermint Mocha colorway. If you haven’t visited The Loopy Ewe’s site before and you’ve ever even thought about knitting socks…go look now. It’s okay, I’ll wait. It’s totally worth it! Sheri and her family are absolutely amazing and they carry some beyond gorgeous sock yarn. I’m thrilled with their customer service and the little gifties I get in my order. They’re doing “sneak up” updates lately and I’ve been stalking the site. It’s an obsession and I’m pretty sure it’s contagious, so seriously, go buy some sock yarn!