Passing Down Crazy

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

Oh, The Drama!


It’s a quiet cloudless night.  The moon cast deep shadows across her bed.  The woman is knitting quietly.  (Cue ominous music.)  She looks at her dwindling skein of yarn.  She begins to knit faster.  Heart racing, her needles move so quickly they’re almost smoking.  She stops.

She counts how many rows that last skein of yarn covered.  36 rows.  She has 42 rows left and the rows are getting larger.

In the gloom of the night, a voice is heard.  “Oh, crap!”  That last giant skein of yarn isn’t going to do it.

Guess what?  I’m going to run out of yarn.  So, at 2 o’clock AM, I emailed Woolgirl.  I explained my dilemma.  About 10 minutes later, I get an email from Jennifer.  No problem!  She has more.  Now I have commented before about how much I love Woolgirl and now nice she is, how fun her sock club is, etc.  But this is customer service.  It was after midnight where she lives!!!  We exchanged more emails and decided that it would be a good idea for both of us to go to bed.

I have now knit one mile of this yarn.  Actually, I just did the math and it’s .95 mile, or 1,680 yards.  That’s just since March 1.  We’re leaving on Friday to go to Montana skiing.  Do you want to know how obsessed I am with this project?  I’m bringing my blocking wires along.  (There’s another clue for you!)   I’m also going to have to figure out how to photograph this red.  It’s a much deeper blue red.

Oh, and Frankie needs a haircut.


Author: mariajhmom

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

5 thoughts on “Oh, The Drama!

  1. Sounds like you made it through your busy weekend! Can’t wait to see your finished project and am glad that Woolgirl was there to talk you into some sleep!

  2. I am not sure it is “fair” for you to keep us in suspense for so long. 🙂

    But I want to thank you for the information about Moda fabrics as well as Heather’s patterns/blog. I have been focused on Baltimore Album applique quilts for the past few years and was totally oblivious to jelly rolls, charms, layer cakes and the rest. What an amazing idea!!!! Especially since I really need to reduce some of the repetitive stuff I am doing with my hands. And the idea of producing a gorgeous quilt quickly and without so much cutting effort is fantastic. I am just amazed at the beautiful Moda fabric.

    Thank you so much. I appreciate your generousity, your humor, and I thoroughly enjoy your blog even when I wish you would give us a peak at the incredible stuff your working on.

  3. Gotta love that Woolgirl!! Her customer service is top-notch!

  4. Almost a mile of knitting?!? If only knitting counted as exercise! Or quilting. Or baking cookies when the kids come home from school early. Or sitting on the couch on a snowy day….

  5. Gotta love that woolgirl. Wow! I also love that your coming to my neck of the woods to ski. Montana!! Yeah! I hope you have a fabulous time.


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