Switching Gears

I’ve frogged the rest of the ribbing for this hat and I’ll re-skein it and soak it in wool wash to set the twist. It occurred to me that I would like the hat better if I switched position of the two colors of yarn and used the white for the pattern and the blue/green for the body of the hat. I’ve started casting on for the ribbing again and I’ll wind the other yarn before I go to bed so I can put it in to soak in the morning. I’m almost finished with the ninth dishcloth for Audrey and I’ll start another one tomorrow.

I keep thinking of how wonderful it will be when our Tempur-Pedic beds arrive. I don’t know what we’d do without our chiropractor in the meantime. We both had adjustments this morning and it makes a world of difference.

It had been awhile since we had BBQ brisket so we stopped at Hickory House on the way home and got a pound of chopped, smoked brisket with pinto beans and potato salad for sides. The Doyle family makes the best BBQ and we’ve been customers since they opened in 1975, the year we got married.

We had quite a downpour last night as several storm cells passed over us. It cooled things off a little but there wasn’t much wind today and now it’s humid. Ick. We have a chance of more rain for the rest of the week with some heavy storms on Friday evening. One of the local schools have rescheduled their HS football game for Thursday instead of Friday due to the weather forecast.

We’ve been making our way through our Big Bang Theory discs this week. I prefer the earlier episodes myself but we have the complete set. Tomorrow I need to spend time off of my feet and get caught up with Bongino podcasts while I work on my knitting, then I’ll find some streaming video on one of the Roku channels to keep me occupied.

In the morning I’ll get my crockpot started with the chicken breasts and veggies. The whole house will smell awesome. I might even make some more cornbread for Brad. I’ve also been thinking about some baking powder biscuits to go with eggs for breakfast in the morning, too. Might as well start the day off right and enjoy the aroma of chicken while I knit…

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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