Thank God for A/C!

So much for having the windows and doors open to enjoy the Fall breeze. The temps are climbing into the 80’s which isn’t horrible but the humidity is high and we are once again enjoying the pleasures of having the A/C running. Whew. We have a chance of showers in the next couple of days as well, which would explain the humidity.

I drove in to town to run errands yesterday and had the sun roof open on my Ford Escape, enjoying the breeze and the sunshine on my head and arms. By the time I got home about 1:00 pm I had closed the roof and windows and turned on the A/C. I could also smell smoke off in the distance. I know Fannin County to our east is doing a control burn in the Caddo National Grasslands for the next few days.

I ordered some coned cotton yarn from Walmart, two cones of “Faded Denim” colorway, Sugar ‘n Cream. Then I got an email that said they were out of stock. So, I tried Jo Ann’s. Ordered two cones. Got an email that they only had one available. I got it in the mail today. Don’t know if I’ll get the other cones or not, glad I received this one. This yarn is made in Canada. It’s my favorite for knitted dishcloths and hand towels.

I came across a bookmark that was in a sample fiber box I ordered several years ago and got a chuckle. I’ve put it with my Exploding TARDIS bookmark on the table next to my recliner in the living room and I will use it!

On the sampler scarf front: I had another spectacular yarn barf using the center pull cake and decided I’d had enough so I am winding the rest of the cake off by hand on my nostepinne. I’m winding off from the outside so when I’m through I will be knitting from the outside of the ball. No more collapsing center pull cakes of yarn for me.

Sitting here looking out the window and there is barely a breath of air moving outside. I had hoped to be able to sit on the front porch with my knitting at some point, but not today. Yesterday would have been perfect, but I had other things going on. Guess I will take some time to chase down those dust bunnies that came out to play when the windows were open…

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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