Passing Down Crazy

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

Still Spinning!


In the knitting/spinning world there’s a little non athletic event going on called Tour de Fleece.  Spinners set goals of how much yarn they can spin while real athletes negotiate the Tour de France.  (How do they do that???)

I didn’t set any specific goals, because I didn’t want to think that hard.  So, in the first 9 days, I’ve accomplished this:

That is 25 ounces of roving, spun into 4,068 yards, or 2.31 miles of singles.  Singles are then plied together to make yarn.  One of the yards in 3 ply, two are two ply and one is single ply.  I now have 2,458 yards of finished yarn.

Since today is a day off for the bicyclists, we get the day off too.  That’s a good thing, because all that yarn needs a bath in order to be used.  My family also needs dinner, and there is laundry to do.

I have finished one other project in the midst of spinning.  My mother-in-law pieced a quilt for Superblonde for college.  It is now quilted and bound and ready to head for college with her in four and a half weeks  a long time from now.  No, I’m not in denial.  Why do you ask?

The fabric and pattern are both from Camille of Simplify.  The fabric is Bliss and it’s Moda.  The pattern is called Jellybean.

Thanks, Nana, for piecing this.  Superblonde loves it.  We also got some pretty aqua sheets to go with it.

Time to go work on dinner!


Author: mariajhmom

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

5 thoughts on “Still Spinning!

  1. Wow! 25 oz already. I’ve only done 4 so far. And haven’t plied yet. That’s a whole different story!

  2. Wow, that’s a lot of spinning! Makes my head…….spin. Anywho, the quilt is beautiful – love the colors! It sure will keep daughter “close to home”, if only in her thoughts. Have a great week/weekend.

  3. love the college-bound quilt!~so cheerful!

  4. Love that beautiful quilt! Great job mom and nana 😉

  5. Love the Tour de Fleece output! And the quilt will be much appreciated. I’ve got a college-bound son this year too.

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