Passing Down Crazy

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It’s The Little Things


A little bit of collecting!

The mini bin is getting full!!!

A little bit of knitting every day!

Well, actually more than a little bit of knitting.  I’ve finished 11 charts of this shawl and I only only have 5 left, but in terms of yarn use, I’m only about 60% finished. There are over 500 stitches per row at this point.  It’s slow going, but will be so worth it!

There has been a little bit of spinning!

A little bit of spinning added up to 470 yards of merino and silk softness.  The fiber is Blue Moon Fiber Arts and the color way is I Mad Heart You.  It’s the first skein spun on my new cherry Matchless.

And we’re waiting for a snowstorm.

Oh, that’s not a snowstorm.  That’s a lazy dog, burrowed into a down comforter.

We were supposed to get this huge snowstorm with about a foot of snow.  It’s now been downgraded to 2-4 inches and we’re not happy!  We really want to snowmobile at least once this winter!

The only good thing about less snow is that My Hero and I are leaving for Florida tomorrow.  He has three days of work, but I’m going to knit!!!  I really want to finish that shawl, and those mini skeins are calling my name too!

If I blog from Florida, it will just be a crappy iPhone post.  I’m leaving my big camera home!

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow…..please????


Author: mariajhmom

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

2 thoughts on “It’s The Little Things

  1. Maria, welcome to the world of spinners fortunate to own a Matchless. I love mine. Your lace knitting reminded me of something a friend told me the other day. She heard on a Knitpicks podcast that an idea for a lifeline in lace knitting is to run it through the little hole on the interchangeable needles that they sell. It can run along just behind where you’re knitting. Brilliant, I thought. With all of the lace knitting that you do, I wanted to be sure that you knew about it. Keep on a-spinnin’!

  2. Maria- You got a cherry Matchless! Congratulations.

    May you have many happy years together.

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