Passing Down Crazy

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

Finally! Summer Knitting!


It’s finally showing signs of spring around here!  The other day I couldn’t take it any more and went digging for bright yarn.  I may have gotten carried away!

Oh well, I’m a process knitter.  I’m enjoying knitting it even if I don’t wear it!  The pattern is Shattered Sun by Felicia Lo. The pattern is  so beautiful in colors that normal people pick!!!  The yarn is my drug of choice,  Handmaiden Sea Silk.  I purchased a bunch of Handmaiden on ebay years ago (before ravelry!!!) and it had tags on it but no color names.

The other project I started is just as bright, but at least it’s a solid color.

The yarn I’m using for this project is Claudia’s Handpaint Silk Lace.  I bought it last year at Yarnover because it was the Pantone color of the year.  And I love orange.  The pattern is a freebie called Vernal Equinox.  I ordered beads for it, but they may match too well!

I did discover something while I’ve been working on these projects.  I really like knitting with wool and wool blends.  Yesterday, in a fit of startitis, all of this was dug out and played with.  The one on the top left is cotton, but the rest are wool, silk, and other  “winter” yarns.

I may have a plan for most of them.  Now I’ debating winding yarn, or finishing a quilt top today.

In other news, it seems to have gotten more chaotic around here.  Superblonde is home from college for the summer.  She may be height challenged, but she’s loud!  And opinionated!  And she makes everyone else around here louder!  And more opinionated!  And this family has no lack of opinions.

It’s a good thing I have yarn around here, because by the end of the summer, I may be hanging on to my sanity by a string!!!

Author: mariajhmom

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

2 thoughts on “Finally! Summer Knitting!

  1. This is meant as a little poke of fun: It looks like Superblonde even made the yarn around there loud!

    Hope you are having a great day!

  2. As usual, your yarn is enchanting!!!! And your son, oh Maria – what a handsome young man! It must be wonderful to have a home ring with children! (I’m obviously an empty-nester!)

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