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

A Genius Project!


Remember this yarn?

This is the Blue Moon Fiber Arts Bluefaced Leicester/Tussah that I spun for The Genius for Christmas.  Except that I didn’t finish spinning it until March.

Look what she knit!

I would really like to keep this, but she told me I have to knit my own.

The pattern is The Radiance Shawl by Helen Stewart.  I think she chose well.  The handspun and pattern are a perfect combination!

Can you believe she was bald until she was 18 months old?  The girl has hair!

She told me that this may be her favorite yarn ever.  That makes it worth it to spin over 1,000 yards of laceweight.  Actually, by buttering me up, she just scored another 850 yards of handspun.  More about that as soon as it’s dry!

I wonder if I could get by with hiding it.  Maybe she’d forget to take it back to school!

Today is yarn dyeing day!  I think we’re going to be in the garage.  The forecast is for rain for the next several days.  We’ve both been looking at patterns and dreaming in color about future projects.  Fun!


Author: mariajhmom

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

9 thoughts on “A Genius Project!

  1. What a beautiful shawl! Pattern and colors! And beautiful daughter! Love her hair. You must be very proud of your daughter, and she of her knitting skills. How wonderful to have a daughter to share your passion with. Have lots of fun with the dyeing!

  2. Whewwww! that shawl is GORGEOUS!!! About that trying to somehow get it left behind while she’s in school…Good luck with that! LOL! Not going to happen! Of course you never know…. I just to say that spinning fibers is fascinating. I would love to learn. Anyhoo, have a great day!

  3. How pretty! And let’s just deviate from the project for a second…. Her HAIR is gorgeous!

  4. That is absolutely stunning! Congratulations to the spinner and the knitter!! What a tribute to both crafts!

  5. Grandma would steal this too! Great job dear Genius and Genius Mom.

  6. Gorgeous..both the model and the shawl!

  7. Just beautiful and the shawl too!!! 🙂

  8. Very pretty. Great job all.

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