Finished Hat on the Horizon

I have an inch or two of plain knitting with the main color and then I’ll start the decreases for the top of the hat. Haven’t decided how long I want the hat to be so I’ll play it by ear.

The Hitchhiker scarf is coming along nicely. I like patterns that have easily memorized repeats. This scarf starts with two stitches with increase on both sides for the setup section. Then, it’s just an eight row repeat in garter stitch with a sneaky little purl stitch thrown in a few times before binding off a few stitches for the ‘teeth’ portion. The right side rows have increases at the beginning and it’s growing rather quickly. I make sure my increases are done in a relaxed gauge so the top edge doesn’t bind.

We got a slow start to our morning and the sun was already well up over the trees when I got moving. I opened the blinds and saw a gorgeous yucca bloom and went out to capture a shot of it. So pretty with the sun shining on it!

It’s noon. I’ve already been to town to pick up our groceries and bring home breakfast croissants for our breakfast. Brad brewed coffee while I was gone. I’ve started my laundry, probably five loads need to be done today and I’ll be caught up. The fridge and the pantry are well stocked for the better part of two weeks. Tomorrow we both see the chiropractor and other than that we are enjoying being at home while Brad’s back calms down. It may have all started with his knee and the chiropractor is helping it a lot. If he can just get past the blooming muscle spasms!

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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