Passing Down Crazy

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

Today’s Adventure!


Wow!!!  It’s only noon and I’ve already had an adventure!  Today’s adventure is brought to you by the letter ‘Y’.

Of course it’s yarn!  I brought The Genius to work and then stopped at Wildfiber.  As you can see, I had fun!  I didn’t mean to choose a color theme, but I kind of did nonetheless.  I only have a plan for the teal and purple skeins in the right corner.  Romi has started a Mystery KAL, and since I love everything she designs, I had to jump in.

I’ve also gotten a long ways on my Ashby shawl.  I’m almost finished with the outside border.  Then I will pick up stitches and do the center triangle.

That center section was a little tricky.  It was all done with short rows.  I did it my way first, and then ripped it out and did it the way the designer recommended.  I think when it’s blocked it will be just fine.

I was supposed to fly home early this morning, but The Genius is having trouble seeing two of everything.  She’s fine when she’s not moving and the object she’s looking at is stationary.  She’s fine doing her computer work, but driving….not so much. It’s totally normal for less than a week after surgery, but it’s disconcerting.   So I called My Hero and we decided I’d stay until Saturday.  Superblonde and a friend are coming home for spring break so they’ll pick me up on their way home.

I’ve decided that I’m going to get myself into trouble every day.  I’ll tell you about yesterdays adventure soon.  I need to work on it a bit first.  As you saw, today’s adventure was yarn!  I’m going to do a storage closet revamp for The Genius at some point.  Keeping an apartment neat is very much dependent on maximizing storage space.

I’ve spent some time the last two days sitting by the pool.  I was planning on it today, but it’s cloudy.  Or it may be the “marine layer”, which is what the locals sometimes call it.  I’m not sure what the difference is.

I also have a new favorite food.  I may eat it for lunch every day this week.

The Genius eats at Mendocino Farms a lot and I can see why!  Their salads and sandwiches are amazing.  This is not your typical rural Minnesota fast food joint!!!

As you can tell, I’m getting lots of knitting time in, but not so much quiet.  They’re putting washer and dryer units on the decks of all the apartments here, so without warning, a guy climbs a ladder up onto your deck.  They’re also gutting the apartment next door so there is lots of banging and saws going.  I’m just so thankful that the day of The Genius’ surgery, it was unexpectedly quiet.  This afternoon when the noise gets too crazy, I’ll just go for a walk.  No problem.

Ok, time to get back to all this fun craft stuff!

Author: mariajhmom

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

2 thoughts on “Today’s Adventure!

  1. Oh what fun you are having!! I’m glad the genius has you a few days longer to take care of her! Glad she’s recovering well, but I’m sure she’s glad mom is there 😉 I’ve only been to Wildfibers once but loved their store. LOVE what you picked out. xoxo

  2. I seem to purchase yarn and fiber with a color theme too. Last year at a spinning retreat, I noticed that everything purchased was maroon or green, or a combination of both. Luckily dye changes according to the fiber, lol. When I got home I realized I purchased the same colorway in merino and then in merino superwash. :^)

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