A Little Rain Would Be Nice

It’s been dry for several weeks now after months of back to back rain rolling through our little corner of Texas. About 6 pm yesterday we had a thunder storm come through and drop a little rain on us. Mostly just a couple of sudden downpours, nothing slow, steady and maintained for any time at all, but it did cool things down a bit.

I went out and took the flag down and closed up the garage when I first heard thunder in the distance. Ten minutes later the first downpour arrived. There is something about a thunderstorm I have always loved. Never been afraid of them, just enjoy hearing the thunder and seeing the clouds boil up before a good rain.

The temperature went from 88° to 73° in a matter of minutes. Nothing like that fresh, clean scent after a rainstorm. I love it. The storm cells were moving almost due east and hanging around for a bit, not moving very fast. I went back and looked at the radar after the second downpour hit and the cells popped up right on top of us instead of moving in from somewhere else. Weather is unpredictable this time of year.

On the knitting front: I am about 4″ from finishing the ribbing on one pair of socks…

…so I decided to cast on for another pair of socks…

This makes five pairs of socks on the needles and the red pair I recently finished, and still needs to be washed, makes it six pairs of new socks. I’m on a roll!

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.

2 thoughts on “A Little Rain Would Be Nice

  1. From the midwest here and I too love thunderstorms (although my dogs don’t). Wow 5 pairs of socks on needles at one time!! That would stress me out. I can only handle 3-4 projects maximum on needles and those range from tops/sweaters to socks. My little brain can’t handle figuring out where I was at if there are too many projects. Have fun with all your socks!!


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