Passing Down Crazy

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

Anything Lace


That’s all I want to knit right now.

Summer of Socks has started. So I started my “I Love the ’80’s” sock. The yarn is called Red White and Loops from the Tempted Yarn club. The pattern is Sweetpea from Knitty 2007.

It’s ugly. What can I say? I debated frogging this sock, but it’s so bad, I’ll probably wear them with a pair of my collection of clear shoes. I don’t know that I’ll be knitting many socks because my elbow started bothering me almost as soon as I started knitting these. Something about sock knitting just doesn’t work for me. I think it’s much tighter.

Now on to a project I’m just loving.

This is Hyrna Herborgar by Sigrudur Halldorsdottir. How’s that for a name??? I’m absolutely loving this shawl. The book is written in Norwegian. I ordered the book and it was supposed to have come with the English translation. It didn’t and I wanted to start it. So I did a little research online and figured it out. (The English translation showed up yesterday.)

The yarn is Dream in Color Baby, colorway Lipstick Lava. It’s really nice to knit and has a lot of stretch. It’s not a very big shawl. I’ve finished 70 of 126 rows. I’m just going to knit this thing. No beads!!!

I have so many projects I want to do. And I did another bead order early this morning.

I have lots of cleaning to do this week. I have a big event coming up this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. More about that in a few days!


Author: mariajhmom

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

6 thoughts on “Anything Lace

  1. Not ugly at all. I love the sock!

  2. I love your sock, ugly is in the eye of the beholder! (Which doesn’t do you much good)

  3. I thought the sock was absolutely pretty and fun. I was shocked when I read your comment. Better change your beholdings.

  4. I am SO going to knit that one!
    But not on the trip. Nope. Leaving the book at home…..

  5. Hyrna Herborgar is by Sigríður Halldórsdottir, Sigríður is icelandic and one of the most common names in Iceland. Just wanted to say hi and let you know that I read your blog regularly, keep up the good work!

  6. This is Maria’s oldest daugheter (aka the MIA block partner) Just to let you guys know, that sock is WAY uglier in person. Trust us on this one.

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