Washing and Blocking Day

Time to get these items soaked in wool wash and blocked to dry. I buy Eucalan by the gallon since I use it so much. I think I’ll do these one at a time beginning with the cowl. I don’t want to take the chance on the dye bleeding and ruining one or more of these hand-knits.

While stash diving I came across some more of my Fishknits stash, already wound and ready to use. I thought about using these skeins, more of Jo Dee’s Fishknits yarns in Woodlands colorway, for a sweater but I don’t believe the yarn is heavy enough. I think I’ll stick to my original idea of a knitted lap throw in garter stitch for my recliner.

I considered another mitered throw and decided I’ve had enough mitered squares for awhile. I may just cast on for the width I want and start knitting in garter stitch and transition from one to the next for a rectangular throw. Simple. Easy. Just let the gorgeous colors be the center of attention. Generally speaking I prefer a simple knit with colorful yarns like these and leave the lacy or textured patterns for solid/semi solid dyed yarns. And a rectangular throw can be worn like a shawl over my shoulders…

It was good to be able to send food and medicine out to the farm for Audrey and David and the kids. Brad enjoyed doing the shopping and playing delivery boy. It was a huge weight off Audrey’s shoulders and hopefully she can relax and take care of herself as well as the kids. At least they didn’t have to worry about dinner when David got home from work yesterday evening.

Brad and I have been going in different directions most mornings this week and have missed having breakfast together. We have two orange/cranberry muffins left from what I picked up at the bakery a couple of days ago so we will have those with coffee for our breakfast. The weather is supposed to warm up a bit and I’d like to get outside later if it is nice. The cold and damp has settled into my neck and the warmth of the sun would be nice!

Time to get moving and start the coffee brewing. I’ll start my chuck roast in the crock pot after breakfast so the house will be smelling really nice all day. The roast is still frozen in the middle and I’ll cook it on low for about 10 hours with some veggies and a little broth.

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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