Passing Down Crazy

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

Flip Flop Flip Flop


I don’t remember what political campaign “flip flop” was a part of, and I don’t care, but it referred to the politicians inability to make up his mind on the issues.  I’d make a great politician, because I cannot for the life of me make up my mind on my Olympic knitting project.

This keeps swaying me.

The pattern I’m looking at uses 1,000 yards of Handmaiden Sea Silk.  The Dale of Norway sweater is 2,000 yards.  I told My Hero I was considering not doing the Dale sweater.  He was disappointed.  Not because the sweater is for him, but because for some reason he likes it when I tackle moron projects.  I did remind him that the Dale sweater would be detrimental to meals, laundry, and general household organization.

Or….if I did the Dale sweater, we’d find out what I normally accomplish in 16 days by witnessing the chaos around here.

I.  Don’t.  Know!

It’s a stupid game, and I’m the most decisive woman in history.  Usually.

I finished the center of my Verna quilt.  The rest of the fabric is supposed to be here today.  The borders are what makes the quilt, but I’m liking it so far.

And now for some Minnesota humor.  This was in our local paper on Tuesday.

Dig, before you call … — Two missing, and presumed stolen, vehicles were reported around 9:30 a.m. Monday along the 600 block of Third Street Southwest. The caller reported they’d left the vehicles parked in the street on Sunday evening and they were missing, and possibly stolen. The responding officer located the vehicles, buried in the snow, parked in front of the house.

You don’t see this every day either:

Yes, that’s a couple of guys shoveling the roof of a neighbor’s house.

I’m off to Frankie’s school for a Valentine party.  He’s a little miffed at me because I bought cookies instead of making them.  I was too busy waffling.

See ya later!  And she walks away….flip, flop, flip flop.


Author: mariajhmom

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

11 thoughts on “Flip Flop Flip Flop

  1. Yeah — all you are going to get from me is empathy.

    Maybe I can follow you down the (snowy) sidewalk and you can ‘flip’ while I ‘flop”!!

  2. Please tell me what you are considering for the Sea Silk. I have 2 hanks as well, and although I wasn’t planning on participating in the Olympics, a good pattern just may change my mind.

    BTW – I actually think “flip-flop” is in the dictionary as part of the description of a politician.

  3. Now I know you’ve had at least as much snow as we have here. Surely. Therefore, I really am not sure how you could resist that exact color of seasilk that screams first green of spring!

  4. Shoveling the roof? LOL…

    Love that quilt top!

  5. I can’t imagine shoveling the roof!

    Can’t wait to see what you make!

  6. Do. The. Dale. Sweater. Once it’s done, he’ll forget all about the chaos that took place. Just hand him some take-out menus and go knit. Love that green color!

    Can’t wait to see the border of the quilt. It’s beautiful just the way it is.

  7. I vote for the scarf! You can carry it around easily for more knitting time. And, I think you need something that feels more like spring than winter.

  8. I LOVE the green yarn. I hope you use it soon. I’d like to see what you make. And the quilt is lovely!

  9. I am loving watching your quilt come together. It is looking gorgeous. The Kate Spain fabrics are to die for. I think I like them even more than Hushabye! Great photos of the snow on your side of the world. I am going to show my kids the photo of the guys shovelling the rooftops – that is just unbelievable to us in Australia!

  10. OK, the Olympics started on Friday night – when are you going to tell us which project you are working on?

  11. Maybe I sound blond…but why are their trees on the roof?

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