Blocked, Dry, Ready to Use

The knitted potholder measures 7.5″ X 7.5″ after washing and laying out to dry. It only lost .5″ so that’s a win for me. I like that it goes more quickly than the crocheted version. I’d like to have three more like it and toss the old, smaller, crocheted ones that are so stained.

I ripped out the crocheted version and started over with the next larger hook, a size G aluminum hook, because the size F was killing me. I like a firmly made potholder as much as the next person, but…seriously! It doesn’t have to be so firm that I wake up the next day with cramps in both hands.

This is moving along more quickly and, with breaks now and then, I’m not having problems with my hands. And it’s not that I was actually crocheting all that tightly with the smaller hook, it’s that it was more difficult to pull the yarn through the loops as I crocheted. Not. Good. Must be reasonable when working with our hands or we end up needing a hand specialist…and maybe even surgery. Well, I’ve had enough surgeries to last me awhile, tyvm.

It was another lovely day here in NE Texas. Sunshine, a mild breeze, temps in the low to mid 40’s. It’s almost dark and still 45° outside. It should be down to freezing again tonight but up into the 50’s tomorrow.

Brad spent several hours down in his shop doing some sorting and throwing out. He found some stuff he thought he’d lost and is really making progress. I know the feeling! The difference in my workroom when we put in the wire shelving and I tossed a lot of stuff and gave even more yarn and supplies to our daughter was amazing. No more clutter. More room to move around and work.

After he was through in the shop he was able to spend some time over on the gun range. He needs that. He’s gone through weeks at a time of not feeling like getting out and he needs the fresh air, sunshine, and target practice.

He’ll be up early in the morning to pick up the four older grandchildren for church, then he has a board meeting before they leave to get lunch. I’m still battling sinus stuff and allergies so I’ll be staying home tomorrow. I might just make the two of us lunch instead of him having to bring something home. It depends on what he wants to do.

I managed to get things straightened up around the house: beds made, kitchen cleaned, clothes put away, and so forth and enjoyed the afternoon with my crocheting and streaming video. Sounds like Brad is getting ready for his shower and then we’ll decide what we want to do for dinner. There is still a lot of food in the fridge and I need to put a few things in the freezer for later.

Have a blessed Saturday evening, ya’ll.

Moonrise at Sundown

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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