I’m Back!

Had a very interesting few days and I am back up and running. Well, not running exactly because of my cranky ankle, but that’s life and we do the best we can. I’m caught up on housework and laundry and ready to get back to knitting.

The unseasonably hot weather has cooled back down to semi normal for this time of the year. The grass is still growing faster than the mowers can keep up with it but it will slow down before long.

My appetite is back and I’m determined to keep watch and continue to lose weight. I’m five pounds from being below 200 pounds for the first time in more than a decade. I’d like to get back to walking in the mornings when it isn’t so hot outside. It will require a good dose of insect repellent followed by a hot shower after my walk but I like to shower in the morning anyway!

On the knitting front…I need to get my French Press Coffee Cosy rewritten and ready to post. It is a free pattern that I offered on Ravelry years ago. I’ve redesigned it and knitted the first test pattern after the redesign. I’ll offer it to the ladies in my favorite MeWe group and post it here on my blog as a pdf download.

I need to wash and block it before seaming the top and bottom edges and adding I- cord ties to secure it behind the French Press handle.

Also on the knitting front…the blue socks are going a bit slow. At least it seems that way because they are on the same needle instead of one sock per needle and me switching back and forth to finish the pair.

Brad is doing really, really well with his PT and Jared has really gotten that shoulder joint loosened up. It stays sore for a few days after but is well worth the effort. He’s on a Monday and Thursday schedule for a few weeks and that gives him more recovery time between sessions.

It’s good to be back and in the mood to write and knit and do all the things I enjoy. Including the little bit of shopping I have to do each week. I actually walked through Walmart on Saturday of all days!

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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