Crafty Mands

Chronicles of my obsession with all things crafty

Ack! My stash is increasing exponentially! September 14, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amanda @ 1:54 am

So, I used my store credit at Yarns and Fabrications and acquired this:

It’s Claudia Hand Painted Silk Lace Weight in Ocean Depth and it’s for the Shoalwater Shawl.


I’m inspired again! September 4, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amanda @ 1:07 am

So, I’d lost my knitting inspiration recently. I just felt blah. I’m not sure if it was all the deadline knitting that I had or if I was overwhelmed by project and yarn possibilities once I got my invitation to Ravelry, but I just felt like I was without direction.

I finished the tank top for Yarns and Fabrications and dropped it off this weekend and now I’m cruising along on the sample sock for my beaded sock class in October

I also decided on a pattern for my sea silk. It took me freakin’ forever to make up my mind though. As many of my closest friends know (since I’ve asked for their guidance 15 bazillion times now) I agonized over which pattern would showcase the sea silk the best.

I’ve decided on Evelyn A. Clark’s Swallowtail Shawl from the Fall 2006 Interweave Knits. Michael really likes it and I’m intrigued by the “scarf” size shawl I should end up with. I’ve commissioned a butterfly (the symbol for Fibromyalgia awareness) shawl pin from Rosemary at Designs by Romi and I can’t wait to wear the two together.

It’s pretty much just a blob of yarn at this point, but I have high hopes for it. I’m also going to substitute beads for the nupps.

Happy Labor Day, everyone!


Do you hear that???? September 2, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amanda @ 6:31 pm

I’m pretty sure it’s the sound of angels singing because yes…the tank top is finally done.

I dropped it off at Yarns and Fabrications yesterday.

In other news…my parents took Michael and me out on a pontoon boat last night and it was absolutely incredible!

Michael chillin’

Ugh!!! Can you believe he still loves me when I’m this nasty looking???

The parental units…aren’t they so stinkin’ adorable?

White Water is an incredible park with a beautiful lake!