Passing Down Crazy

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

Was This My Dumb Idea?


Just look at this mess.

No, it’s not my laundry room this time.  It’s the contents of our closet, piled in the bathroom.  We’re getting new carpet in our bedroom and closet.  What a pain.  It is forcing me to do one thing.  I’m dusting my bedroom sorting my yarn.  Look at that sad, empty shelf.

It’s going to be fun to rearrange and put stuff back though.  I do think I need to list some stuff on ebay too.  I’ll let you know when I get to that yucky enjoyable project.

I’m getting a new headboard and footboard too.  Remember this photo?  I was trying to remember why I blurred the edges of the photo.  It was because there was junk all over the floor!

We purchased this bed 22 years ago for $300.  That’s $15 a year, or 3.5 cents a day.  I still like this bed, just not in my bedroom.

There has been a little bit of knitting.  Not much, but enough to keep me on the edge of sanity.  (I was in danger of slipping over the edge this weekend.)  I started Landon by Jordana Paige.  Here’s just one crappy photo of it.

I don’t know what it is with me and pink lately, but I like it.  The yarn is Debbie Bliss Donegal Luxury Tweed.  I think I purchased it on clearance at Webs.  I’m also knitting my jacket in stockinette instead of reverse stockinette.  I think I’ll make it just a bit longer and the sleeves will be full length as well.  I live in Minnesota and don’t need any body parts hanging out in the winter!  (Or the summer, for that matter!)  I’m also debating the cable around the bottom.  Do I really need that accent around my rear?  The nice thing about a top down cardi is that I can try it on as I go.

Gotta go.  As soon as my kids staff gets here, we need to remove the rest of the furniture from the bedroom.  And since it’s 2:47 PM, I should think about getting out of my pajamas.

Oh, and thanks for all the comments about the baby sweater.  It’s always nice to know that you think I occasionally make cute stuff!!!


Author: mariajhmom

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

7 thoughts on “Was This My Dumb Idea?

  1. I LOVE that you’re still in your pajamas!!
    Oh, and detailing in the hip/bottom area?
    It’s a design feature for the slim, modeling type and not the mothering type.

  2. I hate getting out of my pajamas. I do love that quilt in your bedroom!

  3. You could always use the stash/destash feature at ravelry…I’ve had great luck on the buying and selling end of that one!

  4. I like the tweed yarn, it takes some of the ‘pinkness’ away, making it very grown up.
    And, when it comes to home improvements, I find the best way to deal is to create a little oasis (bathroom) in which to suck thumbs, drink wine, and knit without any view of the mess in other parts of the house. Tried and true sanity-saver.
    Good luck!

  5. See… now I know my problem. I’m losing my lust for knitting because I’m trying to finish something before I start something new. So I’m not knitting much at all. I’m casting on for a sweater tonight. And it’s a good thing you’re in a pink mood… cause I’ve got lost of pink sock yarn! 😉

  6. Sure you want an answer to that question???

  7. You know what Maria? I WISH I had created a list like yours when my children were growing up. It rocks, it makes me smile and there isn’t anything to dispute! Your new bed is delicious – LOVE the neutral quilt too. Your blog continues to be a real pleasure, thanks.

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