Passing Down Crazy

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

Guest Post by the Genius


Hello my name is Lexi (aka the Genius) and I am a spinning addict.  I spun my first wool on December 9, 2011.  Since then I have spun nine hanks and picked up a wheel.  None of my skeins have a ton of yardage, I think they range from about 20 to 120 yards.  They aren’t big, but they are mine.

The middle violet on was the latest and it is my very favorite! It is definitely not perfect, but I love it because it has just a little shine with a lovely fluffy quality.  I can’t wait to knit it, but I really want to continue spinning.  I am not sure which will win out, but I think it is going to be a cowl or maybe cute ruffled wrist warmers when I finally do knit it.

Not everything I spun was pretty.  I am about to show you something really scary.  I don’t mean to frighten you, but just in case you decide to spin you should see this.  Most spinners only show you the nice stuff, but I am going to show you the very first stuff I ever spun.

It is kinda fun, in the put it in a bowl and look at it kinda of way.  At least the bottom two, the top one was one of mom’s early experiments in color.  She and I agree that it is a bit vomit-like.

The next thing I decided to do was experiment in bulky spinning.  Believe it or not, Its kinda tricky. 

T he leftmost skein is bright blue single spun wool.  The center is a two ply between the end skeins.  The last skein is practice in Navajo plying.

I have ended up with quite a few fiber scraps.  I will eventually use them to make art yarn.  Until then happy spinning!


Author: mariajhmom

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

3 thoughts on “Guest Post by the Genius

  1. Lexi…they all look wonderful! Someday I want to learn to spin. Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas!

  2. Congratulations and good for you! You keep at it….it’s great to bring another spinner into the fold! By the way, your yarn looks very nice. I’ve seen that exact yarn in magazines and shops. It’s called “Designer Yarn”…..and it’s all the rage! No joke! A very Merry Christmas to you and the family.

  3. Looks like you’ve inherited some talent with color. They are all beautiful! Good job!

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