Passing Down Crazy

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

Snapshots of My Week


This has been a strange week for me.  I worked on lots of odd projects, spent one day in meetings, and one day at a very tough funeral.

I’m knitting.  I finally figured out what the green blob was.  I found a bag that had a partially finish lace blanket in it.  Also included was the chart, with no info about what the pattern actually is.

It’s the Cap Shawl from Victorian Lace Today.  The yarn is Araucania Nature Wool, which is a light worsted.  I’m a little concerned because I have lots of long rows and a knitted on border to do.  I think I have 2,000 yards of yarn in the bag.  What if I have to use all of it???  It’s going to take forever!  I think I started this project two years ago, but I forgot to put it on ravelry, so I’m not sure.

I’m also working on Madli’s Shawl.  I started this two years ago as a knitalong, did the border, and abandoned it.  Now, I want it done because I need it in a few months for a very important occasion that may have something to do with my a 25th Anniversary!  No!  Not my 25th.  I’m not that old.  Only old people have Silver Anniversaries!  Ha!

When I started it, I added beads and left the nupps out.  This week I decided that if I wanted it for my someone’s 25th, I’d better skip the nupps and the beads, or it wouldn’t be finished until my their 50th anniversary.  I’ll just put the beads on the other end so it’s symmetrical.  I’m using Zephyr and it’s really strange to be using such fine yarn again.  I haven’t knit with true laceweight in a long time!

I’ve been doing lots of quilting.  Unfortunately, two of my coolest projects are secrets at this point.  By next week I can show you!!!

I do have one finish I can share.  The school our kids go to is having it’s 100th Anniversary this year.  My dad graduated the first year they had a senior class.  I graduated from there, and was never going to send my kids to that small town school.  Guess what???  We’re back and we love it.  It’s funny how you have to leave to appreciate what you had.  They love God and they love our kids!  It doesn’t get much better than that.

Some of the wonderful gray hair ladies (one of the communities’ greatest assets!) did the embroidery and I put the quilt together.  I need to quilt it, and then it’s going on display at the school.

Since I finished that so early last night (midnight) I decided I’d start a new project.  Remember the coffee fabric?  I started making half square triangles and four patches.

That’s one of my projects for today.  I also want to finish the king size quilt that’s on the longarm.  Tomorrow is the Daytona 500, so I’ll have entertainment while I stitch binding.

Today, I need to get groceries.  We were alerted a couple of days ago that we were under a winter storm watch.  We were supposed to get 5 inches of snow.  It’s now been upgraded to 12 inches or more.  My boys are thrilled!

And I think it’s time to take the Christmas Valentine tree down.

Wow!  That was a random post!  Maybe posting more often with less stuff would be a good idea!

Have a blessed weekend, even if you’re not lucky enough to get a foot of snow!


Author: mariajhmom

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

4 thoughts on “Snapshots of My Week

  1. Can’t wait to see the quilt when it’s done, hope you will post a photo! Enjoy your day!

  2. I’ve missed you and am glad and happy to see all of the good stuff that you are creating! More snow? Oh no!!!

  3. the snow keeps piling up doesn’t it … 15 and holding … yuck

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