Happy New Year!

Well, here we are! A new year is upon us and winter weather is descending as I write this. It was in the low 60’s this morning and at a quarter to five in the evening it is now 34° and overcast. We got a good bit of rain during the night, including a couple of storm cells that passed over us. Even so, someone out here in the boonies, thunderstorms and all, were setting off fireworks between dark and midnight. More power to them!

I did stay up until midnight but only because I was finishing my brown striped pullover. Our online Knit-A-Long ended at midnight and I cast off the bottom ribbing at five til twelve. Not bad! Another finished project and just in time for freezing weather.

I wove in the few ends remaining this morning and I just took the sweater out of the washer where I had it soaking in Eucalan. I’ve got my blocking mats assembled and on top of the full size bed, sweater patted into shape, and the ceiling fan on to help in the drying process. It didn’t really need any pinning at all, just checking on the measurements in a few places to make sure the sleeves and the sides were the same length.

I’m very happy with the result and now I am on to working on the ribbing of an unfinished pair of socks.

I’ve got the SyFy channel on and I’m enjoying Twilight Zone from the 1960’s. So far I’ve seen James Coburn, Robert Lansing, Mariette Hartley, and Richard Basehart.

There is a pot of chicken broth simmering on the stove from our left-over roasted chicken and I have a load of laundry in the dryer that needs attention. Brad is puttering around on his laptop at the other end of the house and I’ll be preparing our evening meal in a little while. We opted for chopped steak with sauteed red onion and pan gravy, Yukon Gold potatoes, organic carrots, and fresh green beans cooked on the air fry setting of our new range.

Have a blessed New Year Day evening, 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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