Passing Down Crazy

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

Warning: Sunglasses Needed!

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I have company today.

Yesterday afternoon, Frankie started running a temp and had a nasty headache.  His temp was pretty high early this morning, but he’s feeling much better now.  I think it’s because he has Nurse Georgie Girl taking care of him.

I’ve been spinning this weekend.  I started about 10 days ago with this:

This roving was three similar braids of merino from Alchemy Fibre Arts. Aren’t they beautiful?  I had a total of about 12 ounces.  I wound them onto three bobbins, and spun them into 3 ply.

I warned you that you needed sunglasses!!!

I ended up with one giant skein and a second smaller skein, so I have 700 yards of sport weight to play with.  Here’s the giant skein.

Does anyone have any suggestions for what I should knit with this eyeball bleeding bright yarn?  Because I’m clueless!

Last night I started spinning a sedate blue green merino silk.  What total opposites!

I’m also knitting a lot, but not on the same project, so I’ll probably have a finished project in a month!!!  Yesterday I pulled out my Keelin cardigan.  I started it last summer and I just need to finish knitting the sleeves.  Of course the re-education process is a pain when you pick up an abandoned project and I have a mistake that I left.  So, maybe I will have a finished project eventually.

Well, Frankie is hanging out watching cartoons.  Maybe I’ll grab my knitting and join him.  I don’t get to hang out with just him very often, so I better grab this moment!!!  He’ll soon be a teenager that doesn’t want to hang out with Mom!

Happy Monday!

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Author: mariajhmom

I'm a wife, mom, quilter, knitter, and spinner. I blog at https://passingdowncrazy.wordpress.com.

17 thoughts on “Warning: Sunglasses Needed!

  1. Do you have an elementary school girl in your life? That would make a fun cardigan.

  2. I agree with Rebkatz. I’d also include a tween. I just finished knitting the tulip baby sweater and I am knitting the tulip sweater designed for adults for me – yep, I am wearing those horizontal stripes. I think the tulip sweater design would let the yarn talk and the design is a cute shape.

  3. I suggest something for Miss InCharge, a summer tee or tank would be terrific in these colors.

  4. I LOVE those colors!!! How about some yummy socks??

  5. Gorgeous photo of the little man and his nurse. Hope he’s feeling much better.
    The yarn is fabulous! How about a vest, something to be worn in the dead of winter when you’re in need of colour in your life?

  6. I see some fun socks with plenty of yarn to spare.
    I love to look at this lady’s socks. I dream of having this many pairs.

    http://www.ravelry.com/projects/dutchcolorqueen/basket-check-socks

  7. Ski hats. You will never lose each other.

  8. No suggestions because you always land on the ‘right’ design. LOVE your brightly colored fiber. More importantly, I’m a bit envious that you have a day to share with your small guy – I remember those moments as potent and lovely – even 20 years later! Andrew suffered from ear infections – we had many such afternoons on the couch together – memories which will last a lifetime!

  9. A sweater for Georgie, of course!

  10. My retinas will never be the same…

  11. Y’know, I’ve found that puppies always make one feel better. 😉

  12. Oh those colors I love them! The first thing I thought about was adding the beautiful colors for a cardigan with black sleeves or some type of faux fair isle with black or use the colored yarn for a nice yoke then pick another color to finish the sweater! Like other have said I can’t wait to see what you choose you always pick great patterns!

  13. Love that yarn! Reminds me of the bags we used to carry when I was in high school – really brightly woven “baskets” with long leather straps.

  14. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the yarn. makes me totally happy to look at it!!

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