Another Finished Project

I altered the pattern somewhat since it called for worsted and I used DK yarn. It needs a soaking in wool wash and blocking. Before blocking it fits me nicely, coming down to just below my earlobes. It will likely relax quite a bit when it’s wet finished.

Now I am back to working on cotton washcloths and a cowl out of more mini skeins.

I wound this ball on my nostepenne and I can pull the yarn from the center and keep control of it in the bag. I have two of these small project bags that have long straps and a small loop with a snap on the inside of the bag.

I can sling the bag over my left shoulder and let it hang at my waist on my right and knit while I’m walking. The little loop inside the bag will secure my knitting when not in use.

I’ll continue knitting the tube in stocking stitch, changing colors as I finish each mini skein. Then I’ll finish it by grafting the ends together for a tubular cowl.

Brad picked up the portable generator yesterday. Oh. My. Word. That puppy is heavy! It weighs over 300 lbs…without fuel in it! It came boxed up and now we need to put the axle, wheels, and front feet on it. This will require assistance from our son-in-law. For now it is sitting in the bed of the truck where we unboxed it and where we will leave it to attach the wheels and feet. Then we can use the ramps and wheel it out of the bed of the truck to the floor of the garage.

We’ll need to take the battery out and charge it, put oil and fuel in it and it’ll be ready to go as soon as we have a transfer switch installed at the electrical box. We have the cord to hook up to the box and a long extension cord if we need it. It also has a cover to keep it from getting dusty and dirty when not in use.

It’s a good feeling to have a generator at long last. No more worries about sitting here with no power or heat this winter.

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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