Passing Down Crazy

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

It’s Miss Babs Month!!!!


Since January is really cold here in Minnesota, I decided to rename it Miss Babs Month!

It started by accident.  My first finish of the month was Brickless, knit with Yowza.  I was part of the Miss Babs Knitting Tour.  Every other month we “traveled” to somewhere new.  We got a booklet with a trip itinerary, recipes, and some photos of our location.  Along with it we got yarn and a pattern.  The last location we visited vicariously was Berlin.

This was a fun, easy knit and I love the yarn Yowza.  And look at the color!!!

I’m only doing two clubs this year.  One is Socks that Rock and the other is the Miss Babs knitting tour.  She’s doing signups right now.  Go for it!

The next week, I got the stomach flu, and once I was feeling well enough to sit around and knit, I decided I wanted to work on my Shrine Road Shawl.  (I blogged it, but it fits the theme so you have get to see it again.)  This is also knit with Yowza.

A few days later, The Feisty Knitter  posted some yarn on her blog and made the comment that she had no idea what she was going to do with it.  I jokingly commented that she should sell it to me.  To make a not very long story short, I now own the yarn and its……

…..wait for it…..


When the yarn showed up at my house Ms Feisty sent it in a really cool knitting bag made with fabric with cherries on it.  I love anything with cherries!!  I meant to take a photo of it, but I forgot.  It made my day.

The pattern is called Flyaway.  It’s a simple top down sweater with some cables added.

Then the last shipment of my knitspot club showed up yesterday.  Guess where the yarn came from?   What?  Miss Babs?  Why, yes it did!  The yarn is Alpacacita, an alpaca and silk blend.  It’s laceweight and so very soft!  The pattern is a beautiful lace stole.  I just got a few rows done last night.

The color is way off on this photo.  It has a coral tint that I’m not seeing in real life.  It has a more lavender tint to it.  Anyway, it’s going to be a fun project.  There are nups in the pattern, which I hate, but I’ll just replace them with beads.  No problem!

And just in case I finish all of that, I did order yarn when I signed up for the Miss Babs club.  This is Tierno, a DK weight alpaca silk.  I already have a cardigan in mind for this.

At the quilting and knitting retreat this weekend, I also sucked my friend J into my Yowza addiction.  She bought some from me and is knitting Cassidy with hers.

And that is how it got to be Miss Babs month!  Maybe I should do this every year!!!

Oh, and Miss Babs knows nothing about this blog post and my addiction!  I did it all on my own, because I’m a happy customer.

And now I have to go get ready for a birthday party.  Superblonde turned 19 today.  She’s away at college.  And Miss In Charge turned 14 today.  She’s partying at our house tonight!!!  Yes, two birthdays on the same day.

And then I shall knit!!!

Author: mariajhmom

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

4 thoughts on “It’s Miss Babs Month!!!!

  1. Everything is just gorgeous!!

    Perhaps, I should have a MadTosh month!

    ; )

  2. I have yarn club envy! I have been in the STR club for a three years now, but I have decided to let that club go and joined Cookie A.’s sock club instead. “Brickless” is beautiful—I noticed on Ravelry that luckily, the pattern will be available for sale in June, and I definately want to knit one.

  3. I bought some of the Yowza yarn during a trip to Nashville. I started a scarf and the colors are looking great. Love that shawl!

  4. I really enjoy your blog… even though I can barely knit a simple scarf. (I am addicted to Heather’s quilt patterns, though, so there is the connection) Just wanted to pipe in and say that my brother and sister also share a birthday and they are separated by 5 years as well.

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