Passing Down Crazy

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

Eat. Knit. Peruse. Sleep. Repeat.


Hi!  It’s Friday morning and I’m sitting in my jammies, thinking about the last few days.  Here’s the view out my window.

Well, sorta!  I took this a few days ago when the sun was shining.  It’s cloudy today.


The Genius had Lobster with linguini.  She had to work for her dinner.  I was smarter.  I ordered scallops.  Excuse the bad photos.  I didn’t want to be obnoxious and use a flash in a nice restaurant.  My broccoli was really green!

Knit.  Did you really think we were knitting?  We are.  My Hero’s Carlito cardigan is moving along, although it’s slow going with all the moving cables.

And yes, my room matches my knitting.  This is the back of the sweater.  I’m about to start another set of cables that starts on the edges and travels inward to intersect these cables.  We’ll see how that goes.

The Genius is working on a secret project, so I can’t blog it.  I know.  How boring is that!

Peruse.  We’ve been traveling around the Portland, Maine area.  I love this photo!

Yesterday, we decided to drive down to Kittery to the outlet mall.  I know.  A total waste of time when you’re in New England, but the college kid needed clothes.  We did drive through Portsmouth first though.  What totally amazes me about this area (and all you Northeasters are going to laugh at me) is the tiny streets and very old buildings.  You see, in the Midwest, our idea of cool is a brand new big building.  That’s sad!  We’ve totally enjoyed soaking in the history and the life in these wonderful towns that have been here since the beginning of our country.  There’s such a rich heritage here, and we’re blessed to be able to share just a tiny bit of it.

Sleep.  I don’t think I need to explain the sleep part, except to say that a college student on break likes to sleep.  A lot.  That’s ok.  It gives me time to just enjoy the quiet.

What are we doing today???  It may just be the highlight.  We’re going to Tess’ Yarn.  We wandered around in her shop the other day and were totally overwhelmed.  So today the credit card comes out!  If I get permission, I’ll do a whole blog post.  The Genius and I are that excited about our day!

Tomorrow we head back to Boston and Sunday we fly out.  The Genius goes back to school and I’m going home to the rest of the fam.  My Hero deserves a medal.  He ended up doing tons of chasing, and one kid had the stomach flu.  We’ve both decided we don’t want each others jobs!!!

Gotta go wake up The Genius.  There’s yarn out there with our names on it!


Author: mariajhmom

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

7 thoughts on “Eat. Knit. Peruse. Sleep. Repeat.

  1. I have always wanted to go to the NE in the fall, your pics are great, you knitting is beautiful but the yarn store does to me what a fabric store does…glad you are enjoying your vacay

  2. Sounds like he’s earned that “My Hero” name this week!!

  3. I’ve heard good things about Tess’ Yarns. Bet that visit was a treat!

  4. OMG! That sweater is stunning!
    I must knit this!! I must must must…. Why isn’t my LYS open right now?? I wanna cast on tonight!

  5. I’m so glad you guys are enjoying Maine (and Boston). Fall is the BEST time to see it, in my opinion. I wish I could play ‘tour guide’ for a day or two, but you’re doing fine without any help! Can’t wait to see what you bring home from Tess’!

  6. New England is so beautiful, especially in the fall. Reminds me of our recent trip to Massachusetts. Beautiful lighthouses there too.We couldn’t leave that area until we visited Rhinebeck, NY for the sheep and wool festival.

  7. Where did you eat? Those scallops look deelish and are my favorite — I’d love to find out where you had them so I can go have some, too!

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