Passing Down Crazy

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

Happy New Year…Two Weeks Ago!


Wow!  I don’t even know where to start.  My last post was December 11th.  A lot has happened since then.  Here’s a quick synopsis.

On December 14th, Superblonde came home from college.  The Genius flew in on December 18th and we celebrated Christmas with My Hero’s family.  A very fun day was had by all!!!

The next 10 days were filled with food, laughing, staying up late, and celebrating with my sisters family.  It was a very relaxing break for all of us.  We travel almost every year for Christmas, but because we just spend Thanksgiving with my family, we opted to stay home.

Dreamboy used his newly knit stocking for the first time!

Stockings are a big deal with our family.  No matter where we travel, our stockings go with us.  Four of us have beautifully cross stitched stockings, but the younger kids have old hand me downs from my siblings.  I just ran out of cross stitch mojo after having too many kids!  So this fall, I cranked out a knit stocking.  The pattern is called HoHoHo.  And who doesn’t love a free pattern.  I hit my trusty stash of Cascade 220 to knit this.  I like it for the most part.  For some reason, the foot looks a little long to me, but Dreamboy is happy with it.  And yes, for those of you who are even the slightest bit observant, he’s a hunter.  Hence the reindeer on the stocking.

I think one of my favorite days of our entire vacation was spent with Superblonde and The Genius, hanging out in my bedroom knitting.  There was lots of laughing!!!  The girls then decided to go through two drawers of old pictures.  Great memories!  The other kids would come in and make fun of us knitting and then leave again.  I’m really enjoying the kids growing up and turning into decent human beings!!!

I completed another project.  I think it was before Christmas, but I’m not really sure!!!  In November I spun this yarn:

The fiber was from the Blue Moon Fiber Arts Rockin’ Whorl club.  One strand is BFL and the other is merino and silk.  I decided to knit Lichen with it.

It was a really fun knit, and I love the colors.

Well, that’s just a quick overview of the last month.  I’ll be back soon with another finished project.  It only took me six years to knit!!!

Author: mariajhmom

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

4 thoughts on “Happy New Year…Two Weeks Ago!

  1. Your son’s stocking is amazing! It is sure to become an heirloom.

  2. Love, love, love the stocking! Like Brenda says, sure to be a family heirloom!

  3. Happy New Year!! Love the stocking, and the photos! Thanks for sharing the pattern. Now I am inspired to get back to my spinning and knitting on a sweater I started two years ago!

  4. So great, Maria…

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