Passing Down Crazy

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

There’s No Place Like Home!


We got home tonight at about 8:30 PM. Since then I’ve done two loads of laundry, make a trek to W*l-Mart, visited my brother, and sorted a ton of mail. Kid #3 leaves for camp tomorrow morning and we still have to pack!

The Black Hills were wonderful. More about that when my brain has had a rest.

Did I knit on vacation??? A ton!!! I sat outside in the shade for about 3 hours almost every morning. I knit the cutest thing ever! And I can’t show you because it’s a baby gift and it’s for someone who reads my blog. If you really want to see, leave a comment and I’ll email a photo and details.

I can show you the other project that took up the bulk of my knitting time.

Meet Hydrangea. I’m test knitting the pattern for Susan. Take a look at the two she’s working on. Amazing!

I’m using Great Adirondack Soxie in the Hydrangea colorway. After seeing the name of the colorway, I had to use it.  It’s not quite as bright as the photos.  These photos were taken in the bright South Dakota sun on a very clear day!

To be honest, I didn’t think I was going to enjoy knitting this. I was so very wrong. I’ve loved working on it and I love the beads. There will be 3,000 beads in the whole thing. I’ve knit to the end of the charts, and I’m going to add one more repeat. I think I’ll block this half, just because I can’t wait until it’s done!

I have lots to share, both knitting and our vacation, but I’m falling asleep. I’ll get that kid off to camp and then I can think about other stuff

G’night, all!


Author: mariajhmom

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

6 thoughts on “There’s No Place Like Home!

  1. As always, your work is simply stunning!

    ; )

  2. Welcome home! Beautiful work!

  3. Lace lust.
    Bead lust.
    I’m just sayin’…..(Is it for sale yet>>>>??????)

  4. Nice to have you back!
    I’d love to see your secret baby gift as I’m looking for a good baby project.

  5. I would like to see your secret baby gift. My 4th grandchild is on the way.

    I’ve never knit lace, or knit with beads. And I think I’ve just found my first project for both. (Though I may need some ‘virtual hand-holding’…)

    And I’d love to see the baby gift. I love your work. I’m sure it’s jaw-dropping, as usual.

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