Passing Down Crazy

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

I’m Just a Tiny Bit Crazy!


Guess what I’ve been up to?  (Along with too many meetings, kids with stomach flu, and cleaning the sewing room.)

These are little 5 gram mini skeins of sock yarn.

120 of them.

Here’s the deal.  You take a skein of sock yarn and wind it into 20 5 gram mini skeins.  They are then sent to some kind lady who is receiving skeins from 19 other people.  In a few weeks she sends you 20 different mini skeins.  So that means I’ll have 120 different mini skeins of yarn.  So fun!  I’ve never participated in mini swaps before….so I signed up for six of them.  Yeah, just a tiny bit crazy!

What am I going to do with them?  I really have no idea.  I just thought it sounded like fun.  Actually I could make a blanket...out of sock yarn.  I’ve been brainstorming, because heaven forbid I make a blanket like someone else has.  I’m trying to come up with something brilliant on my own.

I haven’t succeeded yet!

And now its back to the sewing room.  I’ve managed to clean it up enough to get near my sewing machine  I’m going to finish three projects.  One of them I started before Christmas but I’m pretty sure one of them may have been started 15 years ago.

Oh, and I actually made dinner this morning.  We’re trying a new crock pot chicken taco soup tonight.  It smells really good.

Have a fabulous weekend!!!  And may it include some quilting, stitching, and knitting.  Oh, and chocolate and coffee.


Author: mariajhmom

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

5 thoughts on “I’m Just a Tiny Bit Crazy!

  1. Your blog is well named CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. I can’t wait to see what you come up with. Please, please, please, don’t let me make another sock yarn blanket! I have the Shelley Kang’s Mitered Squares blanket and the Beekeeper’s Quilt on my works in progress.

  3. I’m like you, I just like the idea of receiving so many colors and THEN figuring out what to do with them. Definitely keep us posted!

  4. Love your yarns. I could hang around with you for a few days. I have not dyed or spun, but if I was tempted, it would be from your blog. Love checking in on you now and then, you make me smile. Look forward to what you do with the sock yarn. I know it will be fun.

  5. So, ah, not that I’m crazy…. but how DOES one get into a mini-skein swap?

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