Knitting at the Coffee Shop

The baked oatmeal and an Americano was just the thing to get me going yesterday morning. It was a bit cool outside, 61° and no breeze to speak of, clear sky, sunny.

CJ’s is a great spot to enjoy breakfast, or lunch, and a wonderful cup of coffee.

They roast their own coffee beans! This is their Gateway Blvd. location. They also have locations on Main St. in downtown Denison and on Travis St. in Sherman, TX.

On my way home I stopped to pick up my package at the post office. My new yarn swift arrived. It’s quite a bit larger than I thought it would be, but it is very well made and I love it. It makes my little aluminum and plastic thingy look puny! I’ve named it George. He and the floor loom, Herald, should get along fine.

Grandson Jacob will love it, too. He likes to help me wind yarn into cakes and is very good at winding and not going too fast. I can hardly wait until I have a proper countertop to work on, something I can clamp the swift and the winder on that isn’t plastic. I hate plastic. Oh, well. One step at a time.

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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