Passing Down Crazy

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

Start To Finish


First of all…Hi to all my local knitting and quilting friends!!!  Your voices have been heard and action is being taken.

We had a local knitting and quilting day yesterday and I was informed that it was not cool to not blog for a month.  So this is two posts in one week!

I’ve had some questions about the scarf in the last post.  I thought it would be fun to show you the process from start to finish.  The scarf started out as this.

This is 8 ounces of BFL from Woolgatherings, my favorite crack roving supplier.  I spun it into 550 yards of three ply.  It looked like this:

It was spun beautifully, but I was really unhappy with it.  It lost its bright happy colors.  Then I decided to knit the Not Noro Bias Lace Scarf with it.  (And it’s a free pattern!)  I knit, and knit, and knit some more.  Lets just say I have a really long scarf.  And I ended up with this.

And here’s the photo from the last blog post..

I love it!  The subtle striping and the way the colors blended into each other made me smile.

For the two of you that want to know how I spun it, one third of it was spun start to finish without dividing it, and the rest was split and colors rearranged.  That’s how I ended up with the subtle stripes.  It’s actually called Fractal Spinning, although I didn’t know that when I did it.  I guess I’m smarter than I look!

In other news, I finished the quilt that has been on the longarm for over a month.  Yesterday, at our quilt and knitting day, I stitched binding…for hours.  I’m cleaning the recipients room today.  (Most of the mess is me, since Dreamboy shares his bedroom with my longarm quilt machine.  He’s kind of a neatnick.)  So…another blog post is looming on the horizon.

I also photographed a bunch of spinning I’ve done.

I started another shawl.

I need to blog about the mini skein project.

And yes, Prom is coming up.

And….I’m leaving for Minneapolis tomorrow to attend Yarnover, which is put on by the Minnesota Knitters’ Guild.  I’m taking a couple of classes on Saturday, and then spending a few days with a friend that is teaching at Yarnover.

Ok, maybe I’m done being boring!!!  That’s ideas for six blog posts!

See ya soon!


Author: mariajhmom

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

2 thoughts on “Start To Finish

  1. I hope I bump into you at the Marketplace!! Would love to meet you in person!

  2. Beautiful scarf – I LOVE these colors and the fractal 3 ply makes them gorgeously subtle!

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