It Was a Productive Weekend

I got quite a bit done on my pullover this weekend. I have four more rounds to go with the medium purple yarn and I should be ready to separate the body from the sleeves and pick back up with the brown for the rest of the sweater. It’s going pretty quickly at 4.5 sts and 6 rows per inch on a size 8 needle. Turns out that my 60″ long size 8 needle has come in very handy for this project. A 40″ long needle would be nice for the body but I’ll see if I can make do with my 24″ needle for the time being until the other needles I ordered arrive.

We forgot to set the clocks back Saturday night before we went to bed. Brad was up, thinking it was 6:30 am Sunday morning, noticed the time on his laptop said 5:30 and left a note for me when he went to church. He let me sleep in and I reset the clocks when I got up. I’m glad to be back to standard time. I hate the time change and just wish they’d leave it alone.

We’ve got bear claw pastries from Panera to go with our morning coffee and yogurt. Brad brought me a Chipotle Chicken Avocado Melt sandwich for lunch yesterday and some Ten Veggie Soup for lunch today.

I’ll continue to work on the pullover until I get tired of it and need a break. I’m enjoying going through some yarn that’s been in my stash for some time now. I may use more of the Cascade 220 for some hats and scarves for gifts. It’s not superwash and will need hand washing but it makes nice knitwear.

I’ve got a substantial stash of Cascade superwash sock yarn as well. I was bummed out when I ordered it and noticed that it was made in China when it arrived. Rats. Oh, well. I’ll use it and not order any more as long as it’s imported. That’s why I stopped buying Lion Brand Fisherman’s Wool. It isn’t made in the USA any more. I’ve got enough yarn in my stash to keep me busy for years to come, not counting my hand-spun yarns. And I have over fifty pounds of fiber to spin into yarn!

Time for breakfast. Need coffee. Have a blessed Monday, ya’ll.

Good morning Monday on hot coffee background

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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