Crafty Mands

Chronicles of my obsession with all things crafty

A knitting kind of weekend February 26, 2007

Filed under: My Constant Companion — Amanda @ 3:35 am

Wow! What a great weekend!

Liesl came over on Saturday and we spent the day knitting. I learned how to do an applied i-cord bind off and finished knitting the bag portion of My Contant Companion. Meanwhile, in the kitchen, Michael fried chicken, baked potatoes, and made some corn. Oy, can my husband cook!

Today my brother, Steve, and his wife, Denise (who just happens to be one of my best friends) came down from northern Cincinnati to spend the day with Michael and me. Denise and I had a mini SnB of our own while Michael and Steve watched Taladega Nights which apparently isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. My dear SIL gladly took some extra yarn off my hands. Isn’t she the sweetest? And listened to me rant and rave about life. Plus, yeah, she works at a yarn store. She gives me the scoop on the knitting world. Oh, and we had a roast with carrots and potatoes. Wow, we ate well this weekend.

I should be able to felt My Constant Companion tomorrow. I’m not sure what I’m going to do about the pocket on the front yet. I ran out of my CC since I used it for the straps so it’s either getting a solid MC pocket or nothing. If it’s nothing then I have about 2 1/2 skeins of Elann Peruvian Highland Chunky in a light heathered blue that’s dying to be something luxurious. I’m in love with this yarn. I think I’m eventually going to need a sweater from this yarn. I do have the Ribbi Cardi pattern. Hmm….

So I’m totally rambling now. I think it’s bed time.



Yarn Crawl January 21, 2007

Filed under: My Constant Companion,yarn crawl — Amanda @ 2:22 pm

Yesterday Beth, Liesl, and I went on a mini-yarn store crawl.

We started up north at Yarns & Fabrications where I’m telling myself I did not break my “No Yarn in 2007” yarn diet by using my in store credit. I also bought some fabric to line a purse that I’m in the process of designing.

Then we went to Don Pablo’s for lunch. Margaritas were enjoyed by all. I had one swirled with sangria…tasty! 🙂

Then we were off to KnitOn! where I did manage to be good and bought nothing. However, I did decide that for the remainder of Mike’s Valentine’s yarn gifting we’re going to KnitOn! There’s just so much more yarn than any of the other yarn stores in the area and I did just buy yarn from Yarns & Fabrications so I’m trying not to feel so guilty.

On the needles right now are the purse I’m designing and the Brea bag that I’ve been frustrated with for months now. I’ve finished the first side of the Brea bag, but can’t manage to line up the cables on the second side. Yeah, I’m challenged. I know.

To be started in the near future…Mike bought me some yarn (the first part of my Valentine’s gift…he’s way too good to me) that should arrive Monday. I’m getting some dark red laceweight mohair to make a reversible cable wrap and some bulky wool to make a My Constant Companion.

I’m also working on a pair of UK socks and a desert camo hat for Michael when time (ha…what’s that?) permits!

Oh, and winter finally find the Cincinnati tri-state area. We have about 2 inches right now and it’s still falling. Supposed to be cold all week. Finally!