Another Stormy Spring in Texas

We’ve certainly had our share of wet weather this season. It’s not unusual for us to see back to back storm systems rolling through our area but this year seems to be particularly stormy. It’s still too wet to mow and the yard is really looking shaggy at this point. When the lawn crew were due to be here a few days ago we had water standing in places and there was no point in them coming out here so we asked them to wait another week.

This photo was taken last May but it’s totally appropriate for the present. It’s been in the mid 80’s all day and very muggy. Brad had breakfast with a friend yesterday and I had thought about enjoying a cup of coffee out on the porch but changed my mind due to the high humidity. I stayed in the house nursing allergy symptoms and working on my knitting.

The current WIP is coming along nicely and I may be able to finish it today. I’m reminded why I took a break from working on it. Worsted weight cotton can be hard on the hands and wrists. Still, it’s well worth the effort when it comes to dish cloths and hand towels. Glancing back through some photos on my old blog it seems I started the hand towel this time last year! Time flies.

I’ve knitted several face cloths for both bathrooms and we like them better than the terrycloth face cloths that come with the towel sets.

I’m not sure what I might choose to work on after the towel is finished. It seems I have several long term projects going and the WIP knit-a-long I’m participating in runs for the rest of May and I’d like to be able to finish something else in that time frame. I might have to grab a pair of socks to work on. I found four pair in progress in project bags in one of the baskets in the living room.

Published by thenerdyyarnlady

I am a Native Texan, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Catholic Convert residing in rural North East Texas since 1975 when I married my husband and this small town girl became a country girl. I was taught to knit at the age of ten and discovered the writings of Elizabeth Zimmerman shortly after I married. I learned to ‘unvent’ things as I went along, to create my own patterns and generally have a blast with yarn and needles. In the mid 1980’s I explored the idea of spinning my own yarn and eventually got interested in weaving on a floor loom. I have three spinning wheels and a 24″ four-shaft Herald floor loom that I purchased from a friend in the 1990’s. I also enjoy sewing, tatting and making rosaries. I have a work room that contains my fiber, yarn, floor loom, sewing machines, serger and rosary making supplies. I have a spinning corner in a bedroom next to my work room, both with north windows looking toward the creek.

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