Good Morning!

The leaves are turning and falling. We can sit with the windows open and hear them rustle to the ground. I took this photo yesterday afternoon while strolling around the perimeter of our yard. I’m enjoying my afternoon strolls and getting a bit of fresh air and sunshine.

As I was walking near the creek I spied some deer tracks in the fallen leaves where the grass is thin. We don’t see deer very often, just once in a while, but we know they are around and probably having deer get-together parties after the sun goes down and we are listening to the barred owls talking to one another and the coyotes yapping off in the distance near Red River.

On the knitting front…

Sockhead Hat #16 is finished. I’ll have to do another one with a stranded pattern. I don’t do well with one yarn in each hand but I’ve mastered the tension of holding both strands in my right hand and keeping them from becoming twisted. Now all it needs is a soak in wool wash and to be blocked. I will place the damp hat over the top of this head form and set it in front of a box fan to speed up the drying time.

The hat will dry in no time at all on this wicker head form.

Just a sample of the Sockhead Hats I’ve knitted over the last several years. I’ve taken to shortening the original pattern to suit myself, and Brad. He doesn’t care for the extra ‘slouch’ hanging down but he loves the weight of the fingering yarn and will wear one in the winter to keep his bald head warm. In very cold weather he will wear one as a night cap. He loves them.

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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