Hands Need A Break

The brown one is finished and I’m dreading going back to work on the blue one with the smaller hook, so I’ll probably unravel it and start over later with the size H hook. I decided against washing this first. It’s plenty thick and I don’t foresee a problem but next time I’ll make a slightly longer foundation chain, maybe 45 stitches instead of 40.

I need a break. I’m glad to have figured out the best size hook for a firmly crocheted potholder without making my hands hurt so badly in the process, but it’s time to get back to my knitting and work on finishing several pairs of socks that need the ribbing done.

I joined a Tenth Doctor group on Facebook and shared a photo of my Doctor Who related stuff.

I like my project bags and the coffee mugs the most. The journal is for making notes on knitting projects and the key fob helps me find my keys in the bottom of my purse…and has a tiny light built into the bottom. I’ve used the sonic screwdrivers and the vortex manipulator as props for some of my photos. The coffee mug on the left was special ordered from the UK and has my Time Lord/Lady name in Gallifreyan on the front and “Spinner and Weaver of Silk” on the back in Gallifreyan.

There is a lot of talk about who the next Doctor will be when the 13th regenerates. I’ve even read where Daniel Craig was mentioned as a contender. Oh, well. After a female doctor there is no telling where they will go next. Some want David Tennant back. That would work for me!

Tomorrow Brad will bring Joshua out to visit. This will be his birthday visit and he and Brad will stop for lunch and then come out here for the afternoon. He’s looking forward to helping his grandad in the shop. Both of the boys went through a couple of hundred pistol cases, resizing them when they were here last week, so Brad can reload some ammo. Joshua mostly let Jacob work the press before and this time he’ll get to do all he wants. They are both a big help and he is a great big brother.

I’m trying to think of something special to get for his birthday. He always gets a card from the two of us and a $100 bill for his savings, as do all the kids. His birthday is Feb 7th so I have time to shop and find just the right thing.

I was making a list for an online shopping order from Walmart when I decided that I’d rather just make a trip in person and take my time doing some shopping and getting a little exercise at the same time. We need to stock up on some paper products and things like liquid hand soap refills and hydrogen peroxide. I hate to run out of things that we use regularly. I’ve opened my last gallon of white vinegar, too. I usually buy six gallons at a time and store them in the garage next to the back door.

I finally found the larger 45 gal trash bags that we use in our trash container in the garage. The Sherman Walmart had them and I ordered online and picked them up yesterday. I had planned on getting my hair cut while I was out but the salon was packed and I didn’t want to wait around for an hour. Next time I’ll plan ahead and check in online before I leave the house. That way I won’t have to wait when I get there, Fridays are not a good time to drop in for a haircut. A new cell phone will come in handy for such things since I won’t have to be at home on the laptop to check in for a haircut.

It’s almost 10:00 pm and I need to get a shower. Brad is winding down and getting ready for bed. He’s up early in the morning to pick the kids up for church.

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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