Passing Down Crazy

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

I Was Never Going to Do This Again!


I was never going to post a bunch of WIPs again.  But I’ll play True Confessions for the Seasons of Lace group.  If you haven’t heard of Seasons of Lace, let me tell you about it.  Three of us got together and decided to set up a group for lace knitters.  There will be prizes and contests and inspiration.  If you’re interested, check out the Seasons of Lace blog.

So, without further ado, let me show you 10 lace projects, half of them red.  How did that happen?

Waving Lace Socks:

A tunic knit with Rowan Denim.  I’m almost done with the body.  Then it’s just the sleeves.  This one won’t qualify for Seasons of Lace because it’s more than 50% done.

The Josephine top from Interweave, Summer 2007.  I think I’m deluding myself with this one.  Unless I alter the top, there’s nowhere for the girls to go.

Anybody up for some beads?  This is the Peacock Feathers Shawl.  I added beads for bling.

And, a barely begun shawl from Year of Lace, a club I’m a part of.  It’s knit with Claudia’s Silk Lace.  It’s really slippery, and I’m going to have to string a lifeline occasionally, if I have even 1/4 of a brain.

This lovely blob is Irtfa’a by Anne Hanson.  I’ve been getting some pressure to add beads.  I just may!

Up next is another red project.  This is a test knit for Susan Pandorf.  Her version is just stunning and has a gazillion beads in it.  The pattern for Iris will be available in June.

I love this sock.  The pattern is Loksins.  The yarn is Hazel Knits.

And, last but not least, is Katherine Hepburn, embellished with beads.

Oh, shoot!  I just thought of one more.  I forgot the Morning Glories Shawl by Anne Hanson.

I was supposed to let you know which ones I would be working on for Seasons of Lace.  However, it’s not June 21 yet, so I don’t know either.  I won’t know until then what I’m in the mood for.  Who knows, I may start a moron project just for this!  There are some ideas floating around in my little brain!

Oh, and Kid #2 doesn’t have a broken arm again.  The radiologist that read the MRI didn’t know that she’d broken it a couple months ago.  The orthopaedic specialist said the previous break would show up on an MRI for a year. So, just a splint, because she really did hurt it again.

And I spent $389 on groceries tonight.  That should hold a family of seven for about 4 days!  Just kidding.  I stocked up on meat and freezer stuff.  I really hate buying groceries.

Since this is the worst post I’ve written in a long time, I need to give up and go to bed.  I’m going to dream of sleeping under a cloud of lace.  (That’s a clue!)


Author: mariajhmom

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

14 thoughts on “I Was Never Going to Do This Again!

  1. Pingback: Seasons of Lace » Oh, the WIP’s!

  2. My goodness! I am continually in awe of all the things you do!

  3. I meant to say also that I particularly like both socks…just beautiful!

  4. Oh c’mon… overwhelm the SoL blog next time 🙂
    Lovely lace collection.
    I “neeeed” those two sock patterns. Must knit lace socks in summer…

  5. Lots to choose from! I don’t think this is a worst post at all – the last 2 posts you showed us a lovely pictorial story of a single project so it was just time for broader coverage.

    All this talk of lace out their in blogland has gotten to me as I recently ordered yarn for Ene’s Scarf and have been contemplating other lace patterns that could be knit from my existing sock yarn stash (trying to resist the temptation of Malabrigo Lace and Handmaiden yarns…..).

  6. Look at all your beautiful lace! I’m on the hunt for a perfect, lacy tank or tee in DK yarn… any suggestions? I hate how much we spend on groceries, too. So frustrating, it seems impossible to get that amount down!

  7. Everything looks beautiful!

    I can’t stand grocery shopping! And it doesn’t matter if I spend $50 or $250… it’s all gone in 2 days.

  8. As usual, you have gorgeous projects – whether they’re finished or not. I love your socks in progress! Can I finish them for you if you make me a shawl? hee..hee..

  9. I love your projects. You do very nice work – very inspiring!

  10. I especially love your socks!! Beautiful 🙂
    Gina Y

  11. I love this post! Thanks for the great sock patterns for my SoS…not that I’ll get to them all but I’ll have them, right? Gorgeous lace. I have yarn for Katherine Hepburn. I’ll look forward to hearing about what you think of the pattern.

  12. I like to see other people’s WIP. I’m such a slow knitter I can vicariously enjoy all your lovely projects.

  13. Beautiful work, love the pink one!! I look at your WIP and finished projects and think that it would be fun to try this “knitting thing”. I then have the second thought quickly behind that one HOT FLASH…….HOT SWEATER???? NOT!!!!! How can you wear such warm clothing??? Still beautiful though.

    Was that a glimse of a completed quilt top using two colors????

  14. Oh, in looking back, I guess the “glimpse” of the completed quilt top with the two colors was under the Swallowtail shawl in the last blog. Is that what I’m seeing?

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