Passing Down Crazy

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


Oh For Pete’s Sake

I’d  swear this shawl had eight sides.  See!  One, two…..

I worked on it last night until I couldn’t keep my eyes open.  I got up this morning and worked on it.  I cleaned the guest room for my mom.  I worked on it some more.  I thought about cleaning up the laundry room.  I worked on it even more!

The pattern:  Silvia Hardings Waves in the Square Shawl.

Yarn:  Dream in Color Smooshy  Colorway: Beach Fog.  I used 2 1/3 skeins

Size 5 needles

The bind off took forever.  After you bind off six stitches, you knit on two more and add a bead.

It’s on the floor in my clean bedroom with the ceiling fan on high.  It may want to go along on my Three Old Bags, and One In Training Tour.  Oh, yeah.  You’re wondering about that.

Before Christmas, honey and I were discussing what to get our moms for Christmas.  (Their birthdays are December 18 and 20.  How’s that for inconsiderate of them???)  We decided that my mom doesn’t want or need anything and honey’s mom can’t quilt fast enough for more fabric. So, I came up with the unbelievably stupid brilliant idea of taking them on a retreat.  So I rented a villa at a spa.  We’re going to knit, quilt, eat and sleep.  We’re going to get massaged, pedicured, facialed, and made over.  I’m sure there will be shopping included as well.  And then they’re going to buy me really nice birthday presents!

So, now I’ll bet you’re wondering who the third Old Bag is.  My mom’s sister is coming along.  That way my mom can take care of her instead of taking care of me.  Oh, and she’s really funny.  She shoots rabbits and garden hoses and stuff!

Hopefully I’ll find internet access somewhere so I can tell you about all their senior moments.  Actually, I probably won’t be able to tell you, because I can’t remember anything for more than an hour anymore!

I have to go dig in yarn and fabric for a while!  That’s the hardest part to pack.

More later!