Passing Down Crazy

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

Ahhh!!! I Needed That!


Yesterday was the first full day the kids were in school, so Heather and I dyed yarn!  I think she had fun, and I know I did!

The day started out really strange.  It was 64 degrees and 100% humidity.  You could see the water particles in the air.  That didn’t stop us though.  Heather had never dyed yarn before, so I gave her some cashmere to practice on!  Actually, it was a color that I didn’t love, so she played with it and created a color she liked.  Then she informed me that she’d never knit with cashmere.  That’s about to change!  She also overdyed a sweater quantity of yarn.  I’m eager to see what she does with it.

I dyed this!

I’m thinking lace with some beads!

I also dyed roving for the first time.

I also dyed the skein of lace weight.  I did the yarn first, and then the roving.  I may end up knitting them together.  We’ll see!

I also overdyed a sweater quantity, but it’s still drying.  More on that some day!

I’m almost done with the blocks for quilt 5 from the Living Large 2 book.

I’ve completed about 50 blocks and I’m finishing up the last 8 today.  Then it’s time to assemble the top and figure out what I want to order for border fabric.

I probably won’t be too productive this weekend for a few reasons!

  •  The Genius is coming home tomorrow!!!!
  •  We have a wedding rehearsal and wedding to attend.
  •  My sister’s college girls will be around for the weekend, and we’ll spend Sunday with them!  There’s a big hunk of beef in my freezer that’s going on The Big Green Egg!!!

So, enjoy your long weekend, everyone!  See ya next week!


Author: mariajhmom

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

2 thoughts on “Ahhh!!! I Needed That!

  1. Looks like a very productive dyeing day. Love the blue and it will look very rich with just the right beads. I love how your quilt squares are so different, yet they work so well together. Have a fun-filled weekend!

  2. Pingback: Yarn Dying | Trends and Traditions

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