Passing Down Crazy

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

For My Honey


Welcome to True Confessions: Honey Edition.

If you’ve just stumbled upon Passing Down Crazy, I’ve been playing True Confessions about all my unfinished projects.  And they’re way out of control! If you’d like to join the party and blog yours, leave me a note in the comments.  Or there’s a group on ravelry called True Confessions: WIP Edition.

I have 7 projects going for Honey. (Honey is my husband of almost 22 years.)  He does love sweaters though! Especially finished ones. I already blogged about the Northern Lights Vest and the Dingle Bay/My Hero sweater. I also showed you the modular sweater.

Look how close I am to finishing this one.  This is the Perpendicular Lines Pullover from Men in Knits. I really like this book a lot. The main yarn is Classic Elite Montera. I have to finish one sleeve and do the second one.

I think I combined a couple patterns for this sweater. It’s Debbie Bliss Cotton Denim Aran. I really like this one. It needs to be finished by spring.  I just have the sleeves left.

This is the Dale of Norway Salt Lake City 2002 sweater. I’m going to have to frog it back to where the fair isle started. It’s just too tight. My other option is to frog the whole thing. This one may just go in the back of the cupboard for a while.  And yes, I did start this during the 2002 Olympics.  As a joke, I bought him this same sweater (the one actually manufactured by Dale of Norway)  on ebay a couple of years ago.  It was in a different colorway.  I told him I’d finished it.  He didn’t buy it for a second!

What? This doesn’t look like a sweater? Well, it’s about the first 20 rows of Fleet by Kim Hargreaves. The book it’s in is one of my favorites, A Treasury of Rowan Knits. It’s knit with one of my favorite yarns, Rowan Denim.  It was going to be my beach knitting on a previous vacation.  Looks like that didn’t happen.

Um, yeah…what can I say about Pluto? What in the heck am I going to do with this one? My husband would so wear this. Except it’s 32 inches long. It would come well past his great backside. Any ideas? Pluto is so darn cute!  It is rectangular. I just had an idea. I could turn it into an afghan.  I could steal an idea from Mason Dixon and do a Modern Log Cabin.  OK, now I want to go buy more Lamb’s Pride bulky!

There has been a bit of knitting going on here.  I spent two hours in a doctors office yesterday.  My 12 year old son was playing four square.  He must have really been getting into it.  His feet went out from under him and he landed on his shoulder and his face.  He’s about 5′ 8″ and weighs 137 pounds.  Some of his older sisters friends were in the gym and said they heard a loud crack.  So, after 2 hours, x-rays, and knitting about 10 rows on my Must Have Cardi, it was determined that he’d bruised a ligament.  I was teasing him this morning that he was going to be a chick magnet in school!  He looks pretty rugged with the scrapes on his chin and cheek.  Of course, he just grinned at me.

I’m working on my Crosshatch Lace Sock.  I’m almost to the heel of the second one.  There have been more rows added to my Koigu Shawl.  I also had to dig through all my Barbara Walker books and pick out another lace pattern.  I don’t like the way the pattern does the last section.  I’m ready to start on the last section.

I’ve also been working on Irtfa’a in bed at night, right before I fall asleep.  Nothing like a little brainless knitting before bed, huh?

Now, I’m off to clean up the yarn messes in my bedroom.  Then I’m going to work on the House quilt.  I should have lots of photos next time.

Have a great weekend.


Author: mariajhmom

I'm a wife, mom, quilter, knitter, and spinner. I blog at

6 thoughts on “For My Honey

  1. Very glad to hear your son is okay and he did not break anything.

    I probably have a dozen or so projects in various states of incompleteness across half a dozen different mediums…

    True confessions, huh?

    ; )

  2. Hmmm. I only have ONE thing in my Confessions list for DH.
    Of course, it’s been there for 10 years.
    I’m still not sure either of us wants it to happen. But I probably ought to come up with another sweater for him sometime. If only he’d wear the ones I’ve already knit for him….

  3. Glad to hear your son is okay! They do love to show off their “battle scars”, nonchalantly, of course. :0)

    Wow, you have a lot of stuff OTN for hubby! I only have 1 sweater in the wings, and I haven’t even cast on for it yet. :0)

  4. Glad to hear that your son is ok 🙂

    Love the sweaters you have on the needles – especially Pluto (I’m a sucker for Disney!)

  5. Four square can get pretty intense–from what I remember of elementary school, he’s lucky to have escaped with just the scrapes and bruises!

    Love the sweaters, especially pluto. If you weren’t in the mood to make him into an afghan, you could frame it and give it to an expectant mother…who hopefully likes Disney!

  6. I love seeing your WIP! They are all so lovely! Beautiful yarns, amazing projects….But, instead of making me want to finish MY WIPs, I want to get more yarn and cast on more projects….Hmmmmm I think I’ll go start another pair of socks….

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