Getting Back on Schedule

When I started this blog in March of this year I was doing pretty well at scheduling posts for the next morning. Sometimes I was really on the ball and had nearly a week’s worth of posts ready to go. So, life intervenes and I get off schedule for months on end. I hope that is at an end and now that I am through with my detox, no more kidney problems either, I’m waking up earlier than usual again and wanting to get back on track.

Anyone who reads my meanderings is probably aware that the weather is a big thing with me, especially nice, Autumn type weather. Maybe that is part of the uptick in my interest in re-establishing some discipline in my life. It certainly is nice to wake up to cool mornings and the sun peeking through the trees. It’ll be even nicer when our new beds arrive and we can both count on a decent night’s sleep every night. I can hardly wait. Sigh.

We have several things on our honey-do lists including more gravel on the drive, buying a whole house generator, starting some raised beds for gardening, getting the pasture mowed, replacing the 32 yr old vinyl flooring in the house, flushing the water heater, fixing the doors that continually stick and won’t close properly. And so on. You know. All that stuff that comes with living in a pier and beam house that was built in 1989. And I still want to replace our clothes dryer. I think a Maytag to go with the washer would be good. I’m sick of the old GE dryer. It gets on my last nerve. The timer isn’t reliable and it sometimes makes grinding metal noises. Grrr.

Another thing I still haven’t done is make an inventory of the yarn and fiber in my studio. I don’t need to buy more of either. I need to know what is lurking in those bins and what needs to be spun and/or knitted or woven into something useful. Seriously. I won’t live long enough at my age to process all of my fiber and yarn stash as it is and I’m not sure my daughter would appreciate having to go through what’s left of my stash when I’m gone. So. Best get busy!

The bin on the floor is full of indie dyed fingering yarn. The bin directly behind it is full of commercial fingering yarn. The other bin on the bottom shelf has DK and worsted yarn in it and the one above it is crammed full of lace weight yarn. The four bins on the upper shelves are full of spinning fiber.

Then there are two shelves, upper right, of hand-spun yarn and two shelves of indie dyed fiber for spinning, upper left on that wall. There are other bins out of sight with commercial cotton yarns as well. I’m tired of being surprised at what is in those bins when I open them. Hence the need to inventory my stash.

Also, now that the weather is nice enough to open the windows and let in some fresh air I really should take advantage of that comfy chair in my studio and get out of the living room for a change. I don’t watch much TV during the day and if I want to watch streaming video I can do that on my laptop while I knit in the studio during the day. Evenings are spent in the living room with Brad but I don’t need to spend the whole blooming day in the living room! Of course, I am up and down a lot during the day with household chores, but still. I have another room in this house to hang out in. Just sayin’…

Oh, yeah. I forgot about all the coned cotton and crochet thread on the shelves behind the chair…

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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