Technical Difficulties

I was having internet problems yesterday when I usually sit down to write something to post for the next morning so I’m a bit late today, but here I am!

The coffee maker just beeped at me to say the coffee is brewed. Time to get some yogurt and an English muffin for breakfast. I don’t have a lot planned for the day and it’s nice to be up at a reasonable hour instead of sleeping past 9 am!

I need to get the SUV to the car wash and pick up the mail at the post office. I’m hoping my new set of My Pillow pillows will be waiting for me. The last I saw online was they are still in Dallas. Gotta love the USPS. Or not.

As I sit here thinking about breakfast I’m also thinking ahead to lunch and everything I need for lunch, and our dinner, is in the fridge so I don’t need to order groceries for later.

I’m still working on one pair of socks to finish the ribbing so I can move on to the next pair and I’ve started a mission rosary with the thinner aluminum wire. As I started work on it last night I remembered how I used to make them assembly line fashion, a bit like I’m doing with the socks, by making decade sections of ten beads for ten rosaries and connecting the crucifix with the beginning five beads to the center and having that ready for assembling the rest of it all at once.

I’ll pair up the other decades and connect it all together for a finished rosary.

It is much easier to pair up decades when assembling rosaries so that the first and fifth decade and the second and fourth are even and not one of them longer than the one on the opposite side. This probably sounds a bit more complicated than it needs to be, even a bit OCD, but after 25 years of making rosaries it makes a difference in the appearance and I don’t like a sloppy rosary. Anything that will receive a blessing from a parish priest should be the best effort I can provide, and will be!

The hot plate that I have been using under my coffee mug finally bit the dust after several years so I ordered another one online. I decided to try a different one and this has a temp read-out so you know how hot it is. It gradually increases up to 194° over just a few short minutes. It gets quite hot on the bottom so Brad loaned me a huge ceramic coaster he received as a gift from Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers to put under it to protect the surface of the table. I like the hot plate but once again I am stuck with something made in China. Such is life.

Well, it’s time to enjoy my coffee and yogurt and finish that rosary and get back to that pair of socks. Have a blessed day, ya’ll.

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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