Quiet Sunday at Home

Brad’s a bit under the weather and is staying home today. Two of our grandsons had a run-in with some mosquitos and need to stay home as well. The sun is out and it’s going to be hot and dry so we’ll enjoy the day inside.

I finished the Monkey Socks and picked up the Exploding TARDIS socks to work on. I still have two more pairs of socks that only need the cuffs knitted.

The other two pairs of socks are in darker yarn than I wanted to work with last night and these are bright and cheerful socks and are a better choice for evening knitting. I’ll work on the dark blue ones today while I have better light.

I enjoyed knitting the Monkey Sock pattern. Knitting one pattern repeat after another is more enjoyable than seemingly endless ribbing, but it’s hard to beat plain crew socks with K2, P2 ribbing and they are very forgiving of my left ankle which needs a sock with more ‘give’ to it. One of the reasons I’m knitting six new pairs of socks is because I have several older pairs that I can’t wear since I broke my ankle. They are just too tight around my left ankle.

And I found another skein of sock yarn from Fishknits Yarn in my stash. It’s a nice shade of green and I might pick a lace pattern for that yarn. I’ve done pretty well going through my stash and singling out one-of-kind skeins that don’t go with anything else for a larger project.

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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