Passing Down Crazy

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

Stockinette & String


I’ve spent a lot of time the last few days knitting a shawl out of Anne Hanson’s new Breakfast Blend yarn.  The lace portion went really quickly, but I’m stuck in the stockinette section.  It’s done with short rows and the rows are getting longer and longer.  I now have 2 rows left and the bind off!  Here was my assistant yesterday.  She would have loved to have modeled it, except that she was too lazy to get up.  That alpaca and merino is really warm!!!

I’m hoping to get this finished, blocked, and photographed by the end of the week so I can show it off.  Anne certainly knows how to pick yarn and how to design shawls!!!

The one thing keeping me from finishing this shawl is my big spinning project.  I showed you this the other day.

I now have half of the fiber spun up and it looks like this!

The color isn’t quite right, but it’s really cloudy here today.  I have about 600 yards from the first half of the fiber.  I was hoping for more than that, but that’s what happens with 3 ply.  I have a pattern picked out and I really want to swatch.  It’s another Anne Hanson Knitspot pattern.  That’s all I’m going to say right now!

I also have more spinning to show you but the photos are really bad, so it will have to wait!  It’s cloudy here today and I’m really missing being able to shoot photos outside.

The rest of my day will consist of finishing the shawl, keeping the laundry going, and figuring out what to make for dinner.  What an exciting life I lead!!!  Actually, I’m perfectly content with my life, thankyouverymuch.  (I really would like to hit a yarn shop with lots of Noro yarn though.  Glad there isn’t one nearby!)


Author: mariajhmom

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

7 thoughts on “Stockinette & String

  1. sounds fun! and your life sounds great! i’m actually weird…i wish i didn’t have to work so that i had more time to worry about dinner, laundry, etc. love the handspun!

  2. I have a Yorkie, and some yarns seem to have that effect on her, too. I’m knitting a blanket out of Bartlett yarn, and it just knocks her right out. Your handspun is gorgeous—the colors are more muted in the yarn, but they look very rich together.

  3. Gorgeous yarn! Cute dog.

  4. The millifiori yarn is really pretty. It looks like little flowers.

  5. Beautiful yarn! And, very happy looking pup!

  6. Your spun yarn is gorgeous! I’m jealous that you know how to produce something so lovely!

    And, the picture of your pup is adorable. It’s usually my cats that are snuggling up with my knitting. My dog isn’t allowed near it because he likes to chew it up. lol.

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