Passing Down Crazy

Because Sometimes the Best Thing You Can Give Your Kid is an Addiction…To Yarn



I got an award!

Tammy gave the “You Make My Day” Award. I need an award like this today, because in the next few weeks I’m going to get the “Biggest Idiot” award. I pulled out all my WIPs today. I’m blogging them in categories, for pete’s sake!

Anyway I get to pass the “You Make My Day” award on to 10 other bloggers. That’s going to be tough, because I read a lot of blogs. So don’t feel bad if you’re not on the list.

Wow! That was hard because there are so many more I’d like to add.

I also learned something else last night. I’ve been nominated for a Bobby Award on Ravelry. My Damask Kauni was nominated in the Most Colorful Category. So, if you’re on ravelry, go vote for me. Or, if you see another project that you like better, vote for that one instead. There are a couple other really cool ones in that category.

I’m really wishing I hadn’t started this WIP blogging. It’s probably going to go all over what an out of control knitter I am. Can we quit this game now?  I’m feeling kind of sorry for myself. I don’t like looking stupid. I now know how many WIPs I have. It’s going to take about 6 more blog posts to reveal them all. Does anyone else want to join me? I’ll update the list soon!

OK, on to True Confessions: Stripes Edition. Every WIP in this post has stripes. This first project is one I really want to finish some day.

It’s Metamorphosis from Jamieson’s Simply Knit. Here’s what it will look like someday!

Next up is a fair isle from the book by Philosopher’s Wool, titled Fair Isle Simplified.

The colors are a little off. It’s knit with Rowan Cotton Glace. I’ve thought about steeking this. Do I dare? If anyone has any advice for me on this one, please speak up. I really do like it.

Here’s a top I almost frogged.

The kid I started it for probably won’t wear it, but her little sister will. Her tummy will not be hanging out when she wears it though. The back and both sleeves are done. All I have left is part of the front. The yarn is Katia Jamaica and the pattern is also called Jamaica.

The next pattern is aptly called “Raglan Sweater with Stripes” from a Rebecca magazine that doesn’t say what year!

The yarn is GGH Aspen. Again, I may still wear this.

And last but not least, Lindebo by Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton for Noro.

This is knit with Noro Kureyon, color 88. I really love this. I do think it’s going to take some creative knitting on the sides to make it big enough. It reminds me of an afghan we had on the couch when I was a little kid.

My bedroom is now a bedroom again, instead of a yarn room with a bed in the middle of it. I need to go put in load twelve of laundry, and then


Author: mariajhmom

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11 thoughts on “Awards

  1. I’d like to thank the Academy . . .

    Gee thanks! We feel so honored!

  2. Hey, thanks for the award! 🙂

    Love all the color in your post today. Fun!

    Off to vote for you on Ravelry now….

  3. Awwwwwwwwwwwwww. Thank you! I will blog about it later. Have you seen Grumperina’s post today on what she is doing with the Katia Jamaica? You might be inspired………..

  4. Re: steeking with Cotton Glace- it can be done, just make sure you sew before you cut, because it will unravel.

  5. Thanks for the show! Your UFOs are a treat for the rest of us! They’re all gorgeous! You have so many because you’re so prolific-I’m sure it goes hand in hand. I haven’t hauled all of mine out yet, but I started with what was on top of the stack–the last half of a second mitten from a kit purchased in 2001.

  6. I would like to thank my husband, for the patience he has and letting me clutter the house with objects from my hobbies (baskets, scrapbooking supplies, and lately, YARN!) and lastly, I would like to thank Maria for this prestigous award! I will post on this later today on my blog!

    I’m sorry, but I was chuckling at your stripy WIPs (you have many!!). I took pictures of more WIPs, but haven’t uploaded them. I’m so stupid. I have 5 bags that are done – 2 are even felted – all I need is to attach handles to them! 3 are knitted – just have to felt them! So how many WIPs are you up to now? And NO, you can’t quit playing now. I think you’ll be very proud of yourself when you finish some of these beautiful (and colorful) projects!

  7. I’d be really careful about steeking on the cotton…

    I have Lindebo in a WIP/UFO tote beside my chair. It has been languishing a long time. I modified the sleeves b/c I thought I didn’t have enough yarn, now I will have leftovers. Finish yours and maybe it will spur me on! 🙂

  8. Love that last scarf. Heading off to Ravelry to vote….

  9. Thanks for the award!

    On the final striped WIP … maybe an extra (narrower) panel on the sides? It could even be gradually decreased from the bottom up a/r. Just a thought.

    Love the Jamieson’s colors – that’s lovely. I’ve always liked that pattern.

  10. I di the how many UFOs do I have last year.
    It wasn’t pretty. Not at all… and I only ended up frogging 3… and wasn’t all that inspired to work on much either.
    It’s an illness, I tell you!

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