Passing Down Crazy

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



I picked up my knitting this morning to photograph it.  I grabbed my coffee cup as well, and started to laugh.  Look at this!

My coffee cup, the magnets on my chart holder, and my knitting all match.  Trust me when I tell you that when I grabbed that coffe cup this morning, my knitting was the last thing on my mind.  I was just concentrating on staying on my feet.  I’m not a morning person.  (And no, I didn’t drink my way through the Superbowl last night.  I knit!)

Sometimes things are just serendipitous.  I looked up serendipity on Merriam Webster this morning and the definition is “finding valuable or agreeable things not sought for”. Cool!

Did you know that if you need a dictionary in a hurry, you just go to  I use it all the time.  There.  Now you can say you learned something today.

So, what is it that I’m knitting?  It’s Caricia by Anne Hanson of Knitspot.  The pattern just came out on Friday.  I left her a comment that I was not going to start it any time soon.  I made it all the way til Saturday night.

Look at that pattern.

I’m using Handmaiden Casbah in the Sangria Colorway.  I’m going to warn you about a website!!!  Evelyn at Knitty-Noddy has the most gorgeous yarn selection, especially all the Handmaiden yarns.  I’m pretty sure the website sucks your credit card right out of your wallet.  And her customer service is amazing!

I have one more shot of  Caricia for you.

I just love that edging! It’s knit at the same time as the body of the shawl.  (I have a confession to make.  I’ve never done a knit on edging on lace.)

Make sure to go back to the last post and get yourself entered in the drawing for some free yarn!!!

I’ll be back soon with some unusual bedtime prayers and the contest winner.


Author: mariajhmom

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

9 thoughts on “Serendipitous

  1. Oh, don’t DO that. I’m not at all tempted by the version on Anne’s site (although I generally love her work and have knit a couple of her patterns so far), but I’m lovin’ yours. :::sigh::: Just when I felt like there was one I didn’t *have* to add to my queue…

  2. I love the colors. So bright and happy, just what I needed today. I am getting a little winter blues… Looks like you started the morning off right! That pattern looks lovely.

  3. Gorgeous pattern and colorway. What kind of camera do you use? Your photos are always so great.

  4. I too was going to pass on this shawl but seeing yours oh boy!!!!

  5. I recognized the pattern before I even saw the name. I queued it immediately but keep telling myself that I really don’t need to knit another shawl. So I cast on for another sweater instead. But the temptation is killing me… and yes, I love Knitty-Noddy. Must resist a bit longer…

  6. Beautiful work and colors – as always. Those colors are about as vivid as the ones I saw today in Utah. I just wanted to stop in and say thanks for recommending the parks in Utah. Joel and I have been traveling around the parks and the scenery and colors have been awesome! When we get back I’ll try again to get those books dropped off.

  7. Thank you for all the inspiration you give us. Your knitting is wonderful. I came across photos of your two colour quilt, is there a finished picture of it? It does look very elegant in shades of cream. Your king size king size quilt looks wonderful too.

  8. Oh my goodness that top picture should be framed 🙂
    Pretty pretty shawl!!!

  9. wow!! that looks wonderful in reds and your knitting is beautiful; thanks for such a nice showing of the patten.

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