Back in Gear

I’ve put the stitches for the body on hold until I get the sleeves done since I’m not sure how far my yarn will go. I didn’t care for the sleeve decreases called for in the pattern so I am decreasing in a straight line on the underside of the sleeve where there would be a seam if it wasn’t knitted in the round.

My hands needed a break from the worsted yarn so I finally cast on for a Ludlow with some of my hand-spun.

Our new Whirlpool range is here and the Kenmore is at the farm now that it has the part replaced.

The linemen should be here in the morning to finish clearing the trees and brush under the lines and get ready to replace the poles. When they are finished with that job it will be time to redo the driveway. No sense starting that until all the heavy equipment is gone.

Our eight year old grandson, Jacob, was out to spend the afternoon with us after running errands and having lunch with his grandad. He is a joy to have around and I miss seeing him.

I’ve been on my feet quite a bit today doing laundry and seeing to a pot of chicken broth that’s been simmering all day so I’m enjoying having my feet up and I’ll get back to working on my shawl before bedtime.

Sweet dreams and God bless, ya’ll.

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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