Passing Down Crazy

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

No-Brain Knitting


Occasionally I like a project that I can just knit.  You know….one of those project that disturb as few brain cells as possible.  This is it!

This is my Ruffle Lace Scarf.   This is the perfect no-brain scarf.  In this photo, there are over 1,200 stitches on my very long circular needle.  And the best part of it is that you just knit…or purl.  (Excuse my craptastic photos.  I’m using Photo Booth on my computer.) The yarn is Angora and Merino from Tess’ Yarn.  Remember the angora sweaters we wore in the  ’80’s?  Yeah, it sheds like that!  But it’s soooooo  soft.

Here’s another reason it’s such a great pattern.  It makes a really cool scarf!  I’ll try to take some better photos when I have my camera.

I’m sitting here this morning in a hotel room.  By myself!  It was time for my physical.  You know!  The bloodwork, mammogram, x-ray the sore foot, poke and prod everything, physical.  But don’t be too jealous of my alone time.  I’m having a colonoscopy tomorrow.  I think that means I’m officially old!  It also means that tonight will be a night to forget.  Enough about that!

So, what am I starting next?

It’s the Norwegian Woods Shawl by Sivia Harding.  The yarn is Malabrigo sock yarn.  Yum!  I was going to crop the photo, but I kinda like the red chair!  And I learned something.  Look what Photo Booth does to the photos.  They’re “backsway”.  That was a Ms In Charge word when she was little.

I’m off to knit.  But first, I can see  Barnes & Noble from my window.  It’s time for a little walk.


Author: mariajhmom

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8 thoughts on “No-Brain Knitting

  1. love the scarf just printed the pattern

    I still need to have tom block my Norwegian Woods I did it in Lorna’s Laces Sock Yarn

    working on a blanket that captivates me right now

    Have fun tonight—-read a joke book through the ordeal!!!

  2. Colonscopy prep sucks — but colonoscopy is such a ‘no big deal’ — and you will be grateful to have it finished!

    Enjoy your alone time, books and knitting — what is better than that????!

  3. See if they can give you this instead of having to drink gallons of lysol 🙂

  4. You have to go so far from home that you need a hotel room in order to get a colonoscopy? That’s either adding insult to injury or a nice, quiet knitting break. I hope it’s the former!
    And I heard a hint about your yarn-put it in the freezer before knitting with it and it won’t bloom and shed so much. I haven’t tried it, but other knitters swear it works.

  5. BIG OOOOPS!!! I meant that I hope it’s the latter!!!!

  6. Ooooh! I have been wanting to knit that shawl for the longest time… and, would you believe, I have 2 hanks of Malabrigo sock in what may be that identical color? I’m almost feeling challenged just be your post. 😉

  7. I can’t imagine a 1200 stitch cast on! UGH! I’m assuming you live in a rural community and that’s why you’re in a hotel? Happy Knitting!

  8. I completely understand! I call it my “Idiot Knitting”. That’s what I usually drag around with me in case a knitting opportunity occurs!

    I hope you survived your tests and are back home.

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