Passing Down Crazy

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


I started a new project.  Shocking, isn’t it?  I placed a lovely order with Blue Moon Fiber Arts for some Socks that Rock yarn.  I’m knitting a sweater with Socks that Rock Heavyweight on size 3 needles.  I’m not exactly a size 6 or even a 10 either.  Does that mean I’m crazy?  Ok, I am, but look at this gorgeous yarn!

It’s actually knitting up at 5.5 stitches per inch.  That’s not too bad.  I chose the Drops Camelia pattern after I saw this cable.

The colorway is Nyame.  It’s a bit more aqua than my photos.

I did finish a project!!!  My Langsjalid Barur is finished, but not blocked.  I was going to block it last night, but there was an 8 year old birthday boy sleeping in my bed. (I usually block beside the bed on the floor.)  He got stung by a bee after school and was pretty sad.  Not a very nice birthday.

Oh, and there’s another project, but I don’t have to apologize for this one.  It’s another test knit for Susan.  I do have to apologize for the photos though.  This is so much prettier in person!

Susan designed Leaves of Grass to be a simpler pattern, without all the beads.  She used a fingering weight yarn.  I chose Noro Aurora, a much heavier yarn.  It’s going to be a large, rectangular shawl.  I’m calling mine Autumn Leaves.

It’s not showing up very well, but there’s lots of metallic mixed in this yarn.  I’m thinking this will be a great shawl to wear for fall (of 2009)!  Susan will have the pattern available on her site in the next two or three or four weeks.  I’m not committing her to anything.  She’s a busy lady, putting out a huge variety of gorgeous patterns!

I’ve had a few people ask how homeschooling is going.  It’s going really well, thank you.  There are moments, because we’re both bullheads, but we’re both enjoying it.  Yesterday we worked from 8:30 until 2:00.  That means we can take it easy today and maybe take tomorrow off.

How does my house look?  It’s a disaster.  I’m just not in the mood to buckle down and clean stuff.  I really have to force myself to be an adult.  I decided to lay (or is it lie) down with Kid 5 last night, and almost decided to stay in bed at 8:30.  I told him that if I didn’t get up, the messes wouldn’t be cleaned up.  He looked at me so seriously and said, “Does it really matter”?  He’s a pretty smart little kid!

We’re off to learn some new vocabulary words!  And then we’re going to the park with friends.  I can clean tomorrow, right?  After all, does it really matter?


Author: mariajhmom

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

9 thoughts on “

  1. Smart kid – I don’t want my epitaph to be “At least her house was clean”. And surely it won’t!

  2. Love that cable!!! absolutely stunning!

  3. I like the cable sweater, too. Seems that yarn would be an ideal weight for a sweater.

    And you know, when your children look back at their lives growing up, their good memories won’t include how clean the house was.

  4. I think you did agreat job of reinterpreting the Leaves of Grass design and showing another option. That is what it’s all about – no apologies!!!

    Post it on Ravelry so I can beg for the picture please!

    Thanks wonder knitter 😉

  5. That sweater is going to be gorgeous. I love the yarn! And just think, by the end of the year of homeschooling, you will probably know if you are going to lie down or lay down. I learned that a couple of years ago… but forgot. I think you went to lie down though.

  6. If you weren’t crazy you would have to change the name of your blog. But I do LOVE those cables, and the color!!

  7. Oooo, love the offset cable. can’t wait to see that finished-and no, I will NOT be looking up the pattern. I saw STR mentioned, and I’m not taking any chances with myself! A girl’s gotta know her limitations. Go off and play; trust me, the mess will still be there when you get home!!!

  8. Susan has great designs… this one looks like one I might be able to do.

    I like where you place your priorities!

  9. Love your blog! Thanks for sharing. Not sure why you don’t like photos of yourself; you’re gorgeous! I look forward to following your work….

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