Passing Down Crazy

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

Is It Nap Time Yet?


Here’s my morning:

*Got up just in time to say good-bye to my kids.  (Yes, they get themselves up and ready for school.)

*Brought my mom to the airport.

*Took a kid to her doctor appointment and got her to school.

*Brought a bunch of kids clothes to the local thrift store.

*Picked up a blended mocha.  Yum!

*Started a sewing project.  You’ll see in a minute.

*Had a hot flash.  (You wanted to know that, didn’t you?)

*Found a fan.

*Made an oilcloth bag.

All of this by noon!!!  And I’m not a morning person.

This will be a wonderful bag for outdoor knitting.  It will just wipe off and it’s waterproof.  Think pool or oceanside knitting!!!  It would also haul a ton of groceries, if I ever remember to take it along when I grocery shop.

And…it’s reversible.

My mom, her sister and I visited the Eagle Creek Quilt Shop last week.  Let’s just say I almost melted by credit card.  I have oilcloth to make two more bags.  One of them is a bit more fancy!  I also bought a quilt kit that will show up on the blog eventually.

I needed to do a flower shot too.  I have the sneaking suspicion that fall is creeping up on us rather quickly!

I’ve been knitting a ton!  Mom and I spent a lot of time on the couch in the family room, yacking and knitting.  Mom is working on the Mondo Cable Cardi.  She’s using a rusty orange Malabrigo.  It’s amazingly soft.  Did I remember to take a photo?  Nope!

As you saw in the last post, I’m working on the Rendezvous Jacket.  I don’t remember the last time I worked on a sweater that I’ve enjoyed more.  I love the pattern and the yarn is amazing.

The yarn is Twisted by Blue Moon Fiber Arts.  I think I have a new favorite yarn.  I need to order more!!!  I actually considered knitting only with BMFA until Christmas.  They have so many amazing yarns, even without considering Socks That Rock.  It would be kind of fun.  Anyone want to participate in a BMFA Kal???

Here’s a closer shot.

And…I have the fronts almost finished as well.

Hmmm.  Maybe I’ll skip the nap and finish the fronts of the sweater.  This sweater has 3/4 sleeves, and I’m still debating that.  I need to make a decision soon!

I should make a list of all the sorting and organizing I need to do in the next couple of weeks, but I think that would make me cry.  Knitting is so much more gratifying!

I think I’ll take a 20 minute power nap and then get busy!


Author: mariajhmom

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

14 thoughts on “Is It Nap Time Yet?

  1. 🙂 Taking a bunch of kids’ clothes to thrift store means you’ll never see them in the laundry again!

    Organizing? Fall house cleaning?? Give me a cold cloth for my forehead!

  2. Oh how funny… I made the oilcloth bags from the Purl Bee blog and just took the pictures to post in the next day or so AND I bought more oilcloth at the same store(I live in Shakopee) to make the reversible style also! It is a small world indeed!


  3. …..absolutely love, love, love the oilcloth bags…..

  4. The oilcloth bag is awesome!!! I love oilcloth, and hate that we don’t have a fabric store here…

    Rendezvous is coming along beautifully! 🙂

  5. Your oilcloth bag is awesome! Your LQS stocks oilcloth? I love the water proof qualities – it rains here a lot in the summer. The sweater looks wonderful too. I was looking for a picture of your mom on the couch knitting though. I hope you got a great nap!

  6. Glad I’m not the only one who forgets the recycled grocery bag 😦 I bet I wouldn’t if I had a cool bag like yours 🙂 That bag is awesome – love the colors.

    I also like the Randevzous Jacket – enough going on to keep your interest. Is that seed stitch in the middle? Hope you finish it soon!

  7. The photos are wonderful! I am “pro napping”; some people aren’t and that’s sad.
    So, I’ve been thinking about you and your knitting and your husband…I’ve got your interest now don’t I?
    The new Interweave Knits Weekend issue has a man’s sweater named…wait for it…HERO!!
    I think that it’s quite a handsome sweater and thought it would be perfect for you and your Hero! It’s pretty amazing how much we learn about people from their blogs isn’t it?
    I was going to close off with ‘Enjoy your day’, but you know what?
    Keep enjoying EVERYTHING that you do! It all looks and sounds wonderful.

  8. Naps are good but sometimes its so hard to put down the needles to nap!!!

  9. Someone already beat me to the punch about not having to do as muchhhhhhhhhhhh laundry with your trip to the thrift store LOL

    VERY nice bag and sweater progress!

  10. I love the color of the sweater yarn! And you should consider making those oilcloth bags to sell. I’d buy one.

  11. You are always on the cutting edge!!! Oil cloth is IT. And you have shown us a lovely example!!! How is it to sew on? Could you envision making a garment, say, a rain coat out of it? LOVE your sweater, and as always, your progress is staggering!!!!

  12. Just put Rendezvous into queue – nice find! and I love the oil cloth bag!
    You only have 1 hot flash before noon? I’ve got you beat by a mile!!!

  13. I love that yarn! I think I need to come over and feel it. I love their last yarn that your recommended and am on the hunt for yarn to make the sweater from the movie “The Holiday”. This might just be it!

  14. I have seen the large reversible bag on your website and I was wondering if you can give the pattern out. I went out yesterday and bought oil cloth over in St. Paul. Please get back to me asap. Thank You! Jan Leininger

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