Passing Down Crazy

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

Catching Up!


I need to catch up on some finished knitting projects.  Two of them were finished in May!!!

I’d like to introduce you to the Shattered Sun Shawl by Felicia Lo.

The yarn is Handmaiden Sea Silk.  I bought this yarn on eBay a very long time ago, and it doesn’t even have a color label.  I enjoyed knitting this, and I’d like to make it again some day in a solid.

My other May finish is the Harmony Shawl by Judy Marples.

I knit this using some of my handspun.  It’s a silk and camel blend.  I like it, but it’s not wow!

In June, I signed on to The Loopy Ewe’s Camp Loopy.  For June, the project was to knit something using a yarn we hadn’t used before and it had to be at least 375 yards.  I made a very long scarf.  (I already have my July project finished, but I need to block it.)

The pattern is the Breast Cancer Awareness Scarf and it’s a free pattern!  I knit it with Studio June Cashmere Lace yarn.  This was really boring to knit, but after I blocked it I was really glad I did it.  It’s heavenly soft and I think I’ll wear it a lot!

The other project I finished recently is the Romi Mysterious Shawl.  I started this KAL in March, and it went along swimmingly until I was part way through the knit on border.  It quickly became clear that I was not going to have nearly enough yarn.  Of course, the border was a Socks That Rock Rare Gem, which means that it wasn’t reproducible.  I ordered a couple skeins of the Raven yarn and used the closest one, alternating with the original.

I really love this!  I think it will get a lot of use!


As long as I’m catching up, I may as well post photos of some handspun from the last few months!  Love this one!

This one is very squishy!

And this one is just plain ugly!

Whew!!!  That was a lot of photos!

We have all five kids home this week.  It’s extremely loud around here.  I don’t know very many families that have as many opinionated people in them.  Tomorrow Sonshine starts.  We’ll be hanging out there part of the time.  It’s going to be really hot, so I’m thinking our air conditioned home will feel really good between concerts!

On Sunday we leave on our bus trip.  More about that later.

And now……I’m going to church to hang the ginormous quilt.  Look for a post on that soon!!!






Author: mariajhmom

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

4 thoughts on “Catching Up!

  1. Your knitting is gorgeous, I love the variegated yarns you use. Makes me wish I could knit! Can’t wait to see the ginormous quilt, I expect it will be fabulous. Enjoy the time with your noisy brood, it’s nice to have everyone together isn’t it!

  2. Your shawls are gorgeous—I like to knit them, but I find I never actually wear them. I’ve been looking at mitten patterns on Ravelry. I like to knit mittens with colorwork because they are kind of instant gratification and low-commitment.

  3. Beautiful knitting and spinning, but the real reason I have stopped by is to thank you for the inspiration your blog has given me. I started spinning after seeing your handspun yarns and reading your progress posts, and I have had hours of enjoyment from it since. I have even started a little shop and blog to run alongside all of this! So thank you : )

  4. The Romi Mysterious Shawl is beautiful!

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