Passing Down Crazy

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Do Neon and Lace Go Together?


I do believe they do!  When I started this project with bright green yarn, I was questioning it.  Actually, the whole time I was knitting, I was wondering about my choice!

I like it!  I was looking for something to brighten up my uniform jean jacket.  I want something that makes me look put together five minutes after I’m out of my pajamas!  Add a little lipstick and some sunglasses and walk fast!

I thought my 5 kids pin was perfect with this.  My mom bought it for me several years ago.

Pattern:  Pine & Ivy by Anne Hanson of Knitspot.

Size: Petite

Yarn:  Blue Moon Fiber Arts Silkie Socks That Rock The New Color of Love colorway.

Needles:  Addi size 2 & 3.

Mods:  I did two knit rows at the beginning instead of three.  I was concerned I would run out of yarn.  I had very little left at the end.

I just have to show you one shot of it blocking.  What can I say?  I love blocking lace!

Guess what???  This shawl and my Maplewing (previous post) are going to meet the designer,  Anne Hanson this week!  I’m going to Socks That Rock sock camp.  I have a very fun friend going with me.  We leave early tomorrow morning and will be hanging out in Seattle for one night and then in Port Ludlow, Washington for the next 5 nights!

Two of my favorite lace designers, Anne Hanson and Sivia Harding are teaching.  Oh, and the other two teachers are Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, aka The Yarn Harlot and Tina, the owner of Blue Moon Fiber Arts.  Our classes revolve around knitting socks, but I’m sure I’ll have time to get some lace knitting in too!

In the next 15 hours I need to:

~Finish Laundry

~Finish packing

~Finish my homework for camp.  More on that later.  Much later!?!

~Figure out what I’m going to take for knitting!

~Clean up this house.  (Thank goodness dinner is in the crockpot!!!)


~Go to a meeting at school.

~Sleep.  I still haven’t gotten rid of my stupid cold!

~Make My Hero a list.  He can rock the Mr. Mom thing, except he can’t cook.  I bought a bunch of frozen meals yesterday, so he’s good to go!

I’d better get busy.  I’ll blog if I have time!


Author: mariajhmom

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

15 thoughts on “Do Neon and Lace Go Together?

  1. How wonderful!

    Have a great trip and take lots of pictures!!

    ; )

  2. stunningly beautiful Have a wonderful and safe trip

  3. I really like it. I was so excited when this pattern came out. I have the sweetest yellow wool/silk blend. I read through the pattern, and just wasn’t sure that I understood what to do, so I haven’t stated it yet. You have given me hope.

  4. i know that the right thing to do is to gush and jump up and down and wish you a wonderful time, yadda yadda ya. The truth is – I am wicked envious of you … getting to go to SOCK CAMP. And you knit like a charm, too. Is there no end to your talent??????
    have fun!

  5. Wow, that knit up fast! I love it – the green is just perfect. Have fun at sock camp!

  6. I’m green (neon at that!) with envy that you’re getting to go! You must take loads of pics so we can live vicariously through you.

  7. I like the green lace! And Port Ludlow is gorgeous!! And the weather should be decentish.

  8. Have a good time! Kudos to the Hero for playing Mr. Mom!

  9. That was quick! I love a bright color for shawls, easy way to add some pizazz to an outfit without a lot of committal. Have fun at the retreat.

  10. It’s beautiful! I love your pin too! Have a great time at Sock Camp!

  11. LOVE the green- that’s one of my favorite colors. (I’m a neon girl at heart!) have an awesome time, and come back with lots of stories for us!

  12. Yes! I keep telling people that lime green is a wonderful color for lace shawls! It goes with nearly everything, brightens up and outfit and makes you smile.

    Another unexpected color that I stumbled across is light pink. Next time think about something like Alpaca Cloud in Peppermint Heather.

    Enjoy your green shawl!

  13. Have a wonderful time. I’m excited for you!

  14. I must comment on the close up picture of your pin. First the pin is just fabulous! Second the pictures of the shawl are great (I think neon and lace definitely work here) and then there is a close up that shows us your perfect stitches and it takes my breath away. There is something so beautiful to me as a knitter to see the individual stitches of an artists handwork. Thank you for sharing.

  15. The things you knit are amazing! I would love to knit lace, but I am kind of intimidated. I have knit lots of scarves, but never lace. Any suggestions for a beginner shawl project and any advise?


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