Almost a Sweater

After several days of feeling like crud, and a full day spent in bed, I am up and around and back to my knitting. I finished the second sleeve and wound the left-over yarn into one ball weighing approximately 75 grams. With 228 stitches on the body it is taking me a little over 2 grams to knit one round. I should have plenty of yarn to finish the body, decrease a few stitches, and knit the ribbing.

It’s hard to believe it’s the end of 2021. In many respects I am happy to see the end of this year. I pray 2022 will be better in many ways. I don’t see our lives changing much due to our rather simple lifestyle and the fact that we don’t travel. We are fortunate to live in the best state in the country. No mask mandates in Texas. No way anyone is giving any of our family the jab either!

Life is good here. I’m weary of all the crap going on in other parts of the country and I know the powers that be will continue to try to impose their BS and nonsense on us as well, but I doubt that it will work out for them.

I was catching up online with someone I knew in High School only to discover that her whole family are left-wing, liberal loons living in Yankeeland ‘back east’. Sigh. Oh, well. Such is life. Her folks were great, I remember them when we were kids.

Meet Grover! He’s in charge at the farm and takes good care of his cows and calves. He adores Audrey, David and the kids and is a big baby, but don’t let that fool you. He doesn’t tolerate strangers around his ‘herd’ at all. He snorts and shakes his head when Brad or I talk to him. We aren’t at the farm often enough for him to consider us a part of the herd.

David has been enlarging the run and the coop for the chickens and I look forward to seeing the changes when I’m out at the farm the next time. I think everyone is finally well and back to normal out there and Brad is much better with only a lingering, occasional cough.

I must say, it’s good to feel like knitting again and looking forward to finishing my pullover. Although, with the weather we have had so far it’s not like I’d have been able to wear it yet. We do have some colder weather headed our way very soon so I’ll do my best to finish and have it washed and blocked and enjoy wearing it when the weather dips below freezing over the weekend!

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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