Knitting On The Go

I had just finished separating the sleeves from the body, putting those stitches on waste yarn and picking back up with the brown yarn for the rest of the body of the pullover when it was time to head to my doctor’s appointment. I managed to get several more rounds done in the waiting room and by 5 pm I had ten rounds in the brown. It’s going more quickly than I imagined it would, but I’m more accustomed to knitting with fingering yarn on size 0 to size 4 needles for most of my projects. All in all this is a very satisfying project and I’m making a serious dent in my yarn stash!

It’s time to stop and think about dinner. I picked up both lunch and dinner at the coffee shop on my way home from town at noon. We had salads for lunch and it’s CJ’s home-made chicken pot pies for dinner tonight. I’ll get the oven preheated to warm the pies up and we’ll eat about 6 pm, as usual. We keep country hours out here in the boondocks and try to get to bed between 9:30 and 10:00 pm.

The liquid magnesium supplement is helping me sleep better and wake up without that foggy ‘I don’t want to get up’ feeling. It has a bit of a sour taste in water but it’s not that bad. It’s better in about 8 oz of water compared to 6 oz.

Hope your Tuesday has been a good one. We have the house open and are enjoying the fresh air and the sounds of wildlife. I get a kick out of the pair of barred owls calling to one another in the late afternoons. Then the neighbor’s donkey starts in braying and cracks me up. I love life in the country.

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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