Passing Down Crazy

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

I’m Still Learning!


I started a new lace pattern this weekend!

The pattern is Luscious Lace Scarf by Knitting Pixie.  (The pattern is free!)  I got some great yarn from my mom for Christmas.  It’s from Great Northern Yarn and it’s mink and cashmere.  Both mom and I were a little unsure of the color.  It’s supposed to be red.  I couldn’t decide if it was burgundy (which I detest!) or rust.  I decided that since it matched my nail color, I must like it!  I’ve heard rumors from a reputable knitter that when this yarn is soaked and blocked it just blooms.  I’m thinking if this scarf looks this good unblocked, it’s going to be amazing when it’s blocked!  Thanks, mom!  I love my Christmas present.

I also started a new quilt for Frankie.  He’s been begging for a sock monkey for two years!  So, he’s finally going to get it.

The brown fabric in the sashing looks like knit fabric.  I think it’s really going to pop when it’s quilted.  The fabric is Goodnight Monkey by Erin Michael.  And I found out that there is flannel in this line, so the backing will be nice and soft and cozy!   The pattern is Sunday Picnic.  Yes, another amazing pattern from my even more amazing friend Heather Mulder Peterson!  This may go down in history as one of the cutest quilts ever!  At least Frankie thinks so.  He’s asking me several times a day if I’ve worked on his quilt.  I did six more blocks this morning!

Other things I’ve learned this weekend.

~My closet floor is carpeted.  (I didn’t remember what was under all the junk!)

~I like having teenagers around.  Between Friday night and Sunday, there were a dozen extra kids around!

~Chicken chili is a hit with teenagers.

~The best is yet to come.  I knew that but it was reinforced in church on Sunday.  God is able to do more than we can ask or imagine.  That’s been resonating in my head since New Years Day!

~Frankie should have been an Eskimo.  He’s been playing in the snow all weekend.

~I decided not to be an adult last week.  I will pay the consequences this week.  I won’t even mention the laundry room.

~My Hero is still My Hero.

~ And last but certainly not least, I learned how to import, edit, and export my photos with Lightroom.  I’m quite proud of myself!

I’m off to pay my consequences!


Author: mariajhmom

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

7 thoughts on “I’m Still Learning!

  1. I made my husband a cowl out of this yarn and it is absolutely warm and has a HUGE halo.

  2. Maria, I really love the color of your mink/cashmere yarn. Too bad though, that you have to resort to such a common yarn … LOL Holy Moly! That must be really intense to the touch – to knit with … to wear! Your mother loves you… cashmere … mink … (sigh)
    Don’t I wish that I had a child in my life when I see your monkey quilt coming together – have admired that line for such a long time, but haven’t had a reason (yet) to purchase. Frankie is a lucky little boy to have such an adoring creative mom!

  3. The yarn looks so very soft! I don’t think I’ve ever seen yarn mixed with mink! Perfect for a soft warm scarf!

    I got the latest Heather Mulder Peterson quilt booklet for Christmas! Thank you for inspiring me to put it on my Christmas list.

  4. Yummmm – mink and cashmere – THAT sounds like nice fiber!

  5. Been meaning to ask you – for the “Scarlet Moth” – did you make 2 and sew them together or did you just do the pattern twice in the round? It’s gorgeous and I’m going to copy it, but just not sure of the technique. How is the Yowza?

    P. S. you make beautiful things!

  6. I didn’t think I liked that pattern until I saw it in the sock monkey fabric. Now I LOVE it!

  7. I love it and you two look so cute together!!!!

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