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What do you do when you're watching Downton Abbey?

While I'm hanging on the edge of my sofa waiting to find out what happens to poor Mr. Bates, I make these.

Little ones.

Lots and lots of 'em.

I have 144 yo-yos so far.

Don't ask me what I'm going to do with them.  That is totally, utterly and completely irrelevant.

At least I hope it is.

Otherwise, this is just the latest in a long chain of evidence that I'm going cray-cray.

So is stacking them & taking their picture, I suppose.

I won't tell you how many tries it took me to figure out that 6 yo-yos were the most I could stack before they fell over ...

or how many photos I took.

Hope you have a nice weekend - and that you find a little cray-cray time for yourself too. :)

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Reader Comments (27)

Good to you you are making good use of Downton Abbey time K ! ;)
Ha ha I know what happens to Mr Bates!!!! :)
V xxx

January 25, 2013 | Unregistered Commentergreenrabbitdesigns

Hi Krystine! You are going to laugh but I have been making white yo-yos too for a bit. I love them. They're stuffed in a project bag. Two years ago I finished a red and white yo yo quilt (my design) and love it, so I'm making more. They are addictive! I have to look for Downtown Abbey on my cable. Everyone seems to luv it. Happy stitching and gathering!

January 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKeri in CA

I'm so glad i'm not the only one...........................

January 25, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterpen

Ohhh yes...Free Mr. Bates!...I stitch and watch...and rewind and stitch and watch again!

January 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterStefanie

For me, it's knitting! Yummy soft yarns are cozy...perfect for Downtown Abbey! And Lucky V (greenrabbitdesigns)!!! Are our neighbors across the pond enjoying watching us squirm? The British make good television - Downtown, Doc Martin, Doctor Who - just to name a few! Happy Weekend, Everyone! :)

January 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterA Little Blue Dragonfly

Hands down I'm sitting on my sewing machine while I'm watching Downton Abbey. Okay, it's more like an audiobook for me;-)
Have a wonderful weekend, Hildy

January 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHildy

Doll pillows to go with the quilts I just finished is my idea of mundane. I would not, absolutely not, do anything while watching DA. I fear I will miss some small item. I did miss Sunday night because we were out and I am disappointed but I will buy the DVDs and catch up. I bought my daughter season one and two - I have the books.

January 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDolores

I've got a quilt in the quilting frame for watching television and Downton Abbey is one of my favorites. I do worry about Mr. Bates !

January 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBaye

Haha. I think you are absolutely funny. Can't wait to hear what all the yo yo making was for!

And oh, downton abbey. I'm waiting until season three will come out around here!

January 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKarin - The F Girl

HI! I emailed you awhile ago and asked you about your BEAUTIFUL purple Petit Fluer fabric. Well, I just wanted to tell you that I found it!
Just wanted to pass that along! Adore your style as always!

January 25, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterjanessa

Love your yo yo's and I won't spoil it for you but I know what happens to Mr Bates - when I'm watching tv I often fiddle with bits of left over yarn and crochet all sorts of bits and bobs, my favourite at the moment are tiny hearts x

January 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSue

They're so pretty though! Like little dollops of whipped cream:) We're trying hard to wait until season three comes out on disc so we can watch it all in a mega session. It's hard to wait though, esp. when I see little teasers like this!

January 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJenn

Bunny Hill has a pattern called Yo-Yo Ville....requires lots of yo-yos....just a thought. ;p

January 25, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterina

I hand applique and try not to run the needle up under my fingernail...ouch!

January 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSharon

Yes!!! Yo Yo's are my fave project when I am on the phone or have some down time and need to not think! Yours are beautiful - inquiring minds are wanting to know what they are going to be... something very pretty I know coming from you! I just have mine all in a crystal biscuit jar so it looks like colorful candy.... HUGS! (I still have not seen that show... I know I know... one of these days, though... I will get to it!)

January 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBari Jo

Glad to know I'm not the only one hooked on yo yo's - I LOVE making them!!! :)

January 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

Kristyne, I love your posts ... even when they are lots of pics of white yoyo's they are made with your sweet hands and you even took pics to share your passion! Thanks :) Kathi

January 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKathi

My Downtown project is a knitted hexi blanket
That will probably take forever , it's from Tiny
Owl knits ... Also yo yo's are next on my list , my mother
In law threw away a whole bag of yo yo 's that her
Mother made !!!!! That's just cray cray !!!

January 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDonna Sand

If i'm not stitching, I'm making yo-yo's while watching....never thought of white though, they are beautiful !!! Thanks for the share,,,,and I don't know about you but cray-cray is the only way to be!!... Have a wonderful day tomorrow.. Good Luck with the signing !!! Yeah!! :) Kim

January 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKim Leavens

Your little yo-yo's are too cute but definately cray-cray! :D
I have to tell you that I love your photography! I would read your blog just to look at your pictures!

January 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMarie Atkinson

SO many yo-yo's.. What can you do with them? As for what I do when I watch Downton Abbey? Nothing.. I can't peal my eyes from the screen for the entire hour.. Free Bates! LOL

January 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRobyn

thats amazing all those suffolk puffs as i call them....cant wait to see what you are going to do with them.....nice photos!, ali

January 25, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterali

Your white yo yo's look so sweet and perfect! I am looking forward to seeing what you make with them. I have done a LOT of quilting while watching Downton Abbey (and some crochet too)!
Helen x

January 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHelen Philipps

Your little white yo-yo's are not cray-cray, but I'm sure are leading up to some great project you have in the back of your mind! I, too, am an obsessive fan of Downton and eagerly await each new episode...I do love Anna and Mr. Bates! But does he have a dark side?????

January 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

Three years ago, I started making 1" yo yo's for a coverlet. Never dreamed
I'd make sooooo many.
After 2600 of floral and colorful yo yo's, I started making the white ones. They're white on white floral. When I got to about 900, I decided to start trying to actually put some of them together. Sewing them together was easy, but deciding what order to put them in started making me nuts.....they've been sitting in a huge zip lock bag for over a year.

Can't wait till you've finished your design. I mite pull mine back out and get started again.

January 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSharon M.

Am blog hopping............what a great blog to visit! love the yo yos lol made me chuckle no end!

January 28, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterlyn lewis

Well, this last episode I cried. Poor Sybil! Crazy how much I live for each episode. What will happen now?!

January 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDenise

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