Passing Down Crazy

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

Alert! Fashion Trend Update!


I’ve made an executive decision.  All mens sweaters from now until the end of time shall have 3/4 sleeves. What?  You don’t like that idea?  Let me tell you why.  Better yet, I’ll show you.

Do these sleeves look the same length?  If you voted no, you win!!!  I was knitting along last night bemoaning the fact that these sleeves weren’t growing.  I informed Honey that his sweater was going to have 3/4 length sleeves.  He just laughed.  A little later I took a break and measured his sleeve length.  He jokingly informed me that his arms weren’t the same length.

I went back to knitting.  I knit.  I knit more.  I stopped to look at my cables, and realized to my horror, that the sleeve on the right was missing a cable twist.  My first reaction was to leave it.  After all, Honey told me his arms weren’t the same length.

But I absolutely love this sweater.  (It’s this sweater knit with Yorkshire Tweed Aran, color Hero.  And the yarn is discontinued.)

So I ripped out a bunch of rows and I’m gonna fix it!

Here’s the artsy shot, taken in my bedroom.

Someone comment about the fact that we have more than one tree.  Um….it’s kind of like the number of WIPs I have.  Do I need to do a parade of trees?  I will fully disclose that no beautiful trees were cut down to decorate my house.  They just get dragged out of cardboard boxes stored in the recesses of my basement.

I just need to reiterate one thing.  If men’s sweaters had 3/4 sleeves, I’d be almost done!

Oh, and one other thing.  I ate pecan pie for breakfast this morning.  Scandalous, isn’t it?


Author: mariajhmom

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

5 thoughts on “Alert! Fashion Trend Update!

  1. Well… you don’t NEED to parade your trees, but I’d sure love to see ’em! :0)

    And, I totally agree about the whole 3/4 sleeve thing.

  2. No more scandalous than my breakfast of dumplings and turkey! I had pumpkin pie the other day.

  3. I am in complete agreement about the whole 3/4 sleeve thing. I had apple pie for breakfast. It was very, very good too.

  4. hmmm, I can’t decide what I like about you more, the multiple trees, or the fact that you unabashedly eat pie for breakfast! You crack me up!

  5. I left you an award on my blog. I really enjoy reading your blog. I like your sense of humor and knitting, but please don’t feel obligated.

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