Passing Down Crazy

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

Damask + Kauni + Fall = Color


Look what I found hiding in the leaves!

What is that thing?  I haven’t seen it for so long, I’d forgotten what it was.  Hmmmm…I think it’s the original Damask Kauni, but I’m not sure!  You want a closer look for verification?

Why, yes, I do believe it is.  What is wrong with me?  I started this project in August of 2007, it’s one of my very rare flashes of brilliance, and it’s still not finished.  First I told Honey that when it was favorited 300 times on Ravelry, I’d pull it out and work on it.  It hit 300 a long time ago.  So then the number was 400.  It hit that a while ago too.  Now it’s been favorited 537 times.  I think good old fashioned guilt is what made me pull it out last night.  I’m on the second half of the shawl collar.  I’ve already picked up the stitches for the first sleeve.

So here’s the deal.  If you don’t see regular updates on my Damask Kauni, please hound me!  I have to get this thing done.  If you want to see the history of this sadly neglected sweater, just click on the link on the sidebar.  The posts are all there.

I also indulged in a little late night retail therapy.  It’s my reward for taking care of my terribly needy easy-as-pie Honey.  Before I show you what I bought, I need to tell you about my Honey.  His bicep surgery was 9 days ago.  (They drilled a hole in his bone, for pete sake!!!)  Last Saturday, four days after surgery, I walked in the kitchen and he was unloading the dishwasher.  On Monday, 6 days after surgery, I drove him to work for a few hours and he quit taking all pain pills.  The next day he drove himself to work, and yesterday he worked 10 hours.   Everyone assumes that men are big babies when it comes to illness and surgery.  Not this guy.  I told him if it had been me I’d have milked it for all it was worth.  He has it in a custom splint with his arm at a 90 degree angle for four to six weeks.  He could have gotten a lot of mileage out of that!  All five of our children are very strong willed, and I’ve always thought I was responsible for all of that.  Not!!!  He gets half of the blame credit!

OK, back to yarn shopping!

No, they’re not custom bandages for Honey’s arm.  They’re Flat Feet, purchased from Woolgirl.  You just find the end of the yarn and start knitting.  It unravels as you knit.  How fun is that???  I’m pretty eager to start on a pair.  You just never know what they’re going to look like.

I did dig through my sock basket, and found that I was already on the second sock of three pairs.  I may be disciplined and try to finish some of those first.

Or not!


Author: mariajhmom

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

9 thoughts on “Damask + Kauni + Fall = Color

  1. Wow, I had forgotten how great that looks! Consider yourself hounded. :0)

    Love those Flat Feet!!

  2. Yes! You must finish the Kauni!

    My hubby is the same way… not much keeps him down. I’m glad yours is feeling better!

  3. Kauni is lovely but you must finish it. Woof. (short for hounding) 😀

    I’m glad your honey is feeling well enough to be back at work. I, too, probably would have milked it.

  4. Can’t wait to see it finished. I’d love to see how it looks on. I think the ribbed collar will be flattering!

  5. Finish it, woman! Your Kauni is so, so wonderful, its beauty must get out there in the real world.

    And thanks for the link to another place to fall down — the sock flats look way fun! I’m eager to see that spotted one knit up!

    Glad to hear your Honey is mending well.

  6. I can’t wait to see this one finished. I imagine you will be stopped every couple of feet when out in public while you wear this sweater for knitters and non knitters alike to admire so you do owe the public this FO! Happy to hear your hubby is doing so well, the weeks of being in that brace will hopefully fly past and then He can throw it in a snow bank for the snow plow to run over. My husband had low back surgery a few years ago and went back to work after three weeks. He just couldn’t take the “nothing to do” boredom. I has one other person knit with this sock fabric and it fascinated me, can’t wait to see how you like working with this yarn. I’m so envious of your Fall weather and leaves. Would love to see more photos of outside so I can pretend like I’m experiencing Fall out here in the West. Looks like air conditioners are going back on this coming week.

  7. What beautiful colors. You must finish it and quickly, before the snow flies, so you can wear it outside uncovered for all to see.

  8. Oh, how can I NOT want to knit that???? Look at those colors!
    (The Kauni, I mean.)

    The flat feet look cool, too…I’d like to see those all knit up. Forget those second socks, you knit way, way faster than I do; you should do those first!

  9. You ain’t nuthin’ but a hound dog… The Kauni is glorious and you need to finish it. I love(1) it!

    Sorry for the late comment, but I like to go back and check old posts for a new (to me) blog and that sweater is just too much to not finish.

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