Passing Down Crazy

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

Oops! I Missed It!


The sixth anniversary of this blog was the beginning of August.  I don’t even remember what day.  I had a really nice blog post planned, but I forgot about it.

So….better late than never, right?

The Genius and I started the blog in August of 2007.  She was leaving for college and it was a way to stay connected.  Except that she got to college and quickly dropped out of blogging.  I’ll give you a little recap of her life since then.  She started college at Oral Roberts University, and realized part way through that she just wasn’t going to get the degree she wanted there.  So the Christmas of 2009, we moved her to Savannah, Georgia, where she attended Savannah College of Art and Design.  She graduated from SCAD in March of 2012.  In May, she got a job in southern California, so we moved her there.  Hopefully she’ll stay put for a while!!!

During all of this chaos that was her education, she did a lot of knitting.  A couple of years ago she started spinning.  Here is the end table in her apartment.

I’m pretty sure that isn’t all of it either.

She just finished knitting Artemis with some handspun.  It’s not the best photo, but you get the idea.

When we started the blog, The Genius came up with the title of Passing Down Crazy.  The subtitle is, “Because sometimes the best thing you can give your kid is an addiction…to yarn.”  I’m pretty sure I’m doing a great job of spreading my addiction, because this summer, Superblond suddenly started knitting again.  She knit a few things several years ago, but wasn’t too enthused about it.  One night, she showed up in my bedroom about midnight and dumped a scarf on my bed.  She’d been cleaning closets and found some yarn her grandma had given her.  (Might I mention that my mom is the first generation crazy!!!)  She goofed around with it until she remembered to cast on.  By the time she went to bed that night, she’d pilfered some Socks That Rock, wound it, and started another scarf.  She wanted to knit with little needles.

Before we left on our bus trip, we secured some Blue Sky Alpaca Worsted Cotton.  She knit almost an entire blanket in two weeks.  (She finished the border this weekend at college.)

She texted me last night.  She’s on the hunt for another project!

In 2007, I was working on the Kauni sweater that kinda made me famous, except for the fact that I never finished it.  Hey!  It doesn’t fit!

About three weeks ago, I finished a gorgeous cardigan that fits me.  Maybe one of these days, I’ll do a photo shoot.  It’s too hot this week though!

How’s that for a quick trip through the last six years???  Thanks for sticking with me, even when I don’t blog for two weeks at a time!!!



Author: mariajhmom

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

6 thoughts on “Oops! I Missed It!

  1. It’s okay if you’re not writing everyday. Your blog is interesting enough that it can be read, and provide entertainment, multiple times… You go, girl.

  2. Congratulations on 6 years. Love your blog thanks for sharing your craziness!!!

  3. I was wondering what happened to the Kauni Cardi. What a shame! Love the blanket!

  4. Maria- Happy Blogiversary and many more to you.

  5. Happy 6th anniversary! You are on my list of favourite blogs to visit. Thank you for being there for the last 6 years!!

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