Finished Sock Project

Finally made time to snap a photo of the finished socks that I cast off Friday evening. I took them off the blockers and I think they need to go back on. I washed them last night, by hand, and tossed them in the spin cycle with a load of delicates and they still feel a tad damp at the heel flap where the socks are thicker.

I just had to put this post on pause for a few minutes. The electricians are back to finish what they were doing last week. The part they needed came in and they are installing a connection on the side of the house near the meter for us to be able to hook up to the portable generator. It’s not large enough to run the whole house in case of a power outage but we can keep essentials like kitchen range, water heater and refrigerator running and still use a couple of space heaters or box fans as needed until the power company gets our power back on.

Generally speaking, the only time our power is off is due to a significant weather event and normally is back on within and hour of it going out. When we get the Generac whole house generator it will automatically switch on when the power goes off. We’ll set it to come on for a monthly ‘test’ of the system once it’s all installed and we have the propane to run it.

One of the outdoor floodlight fixtures didn’t want to work after it was installed and the guys figured they had a faulty fixture. They swapped it out today, it came on when the switch was thrown, but later when I flipped the switch to see the new light lit up, it wouldn’t come on. We may have a short in the wiring for that light fixture. Edit: I was just out in the garage and that light works like it should. We are good to go.

Latest projects. I have enough coned cotton for two or three more kitchen washcloths and I’ve started the ribbing on this pair of socks. Last June I had several pairs of socks on the needles, and all they needed was the ribbing.

The two pairs of socks, far left and far right, were finished. I’m working on the pair second from the right, then I’ll finish the pair second from the left.

After I finished two of the four pairs of socks in the previous photo, rather than carry on with the other two pairs of blue socks, I just had to start another pair of socks. This pair is from a single skein of Malabrigo that had been lurking in my stash for ten or more years.

After the red ones were finished I started the socks I just finished out of the Exploding TARDIS colorway so that makes a total of four finished pairs in the past year. Socks are fun, portable, and easy to knit. I prefer toe-up, vanilla socks, with reinforced heel flap. I really like k2 p2 ribbing starting at the top of the foot and continuing up the cuff. The red socks have a lace pattern in place of ribbing and there is a lot of ease in them. I love the way they fit.

The electricians just left, everything is working properly and Brad is on the phone with their office to do whatever is necessary to get us on the work list for a whole house Generac generator. I know the company had ordered over a dozen of the generators last year and are expecting eight of them to be in soon. Brad just said we will get a call tomorrow about an estimate for the Generac and we can go ahead and give them a deposit and this show on the road!

It’s already 4 pm and the last time I looked at the clock it was 1 pm. There goes my day, whizzing past again. I need to think about something for dinner. We had take away yesterday after church so neither of us is in the mood for more today. There’s nothing wrong with a cup of soup and half a sandwich. We still have a few chips to go with it. Yup. That will work.

And, now I can get back to my knitting. The house was smelling a bit musty so I moved one of the essential oil diffusers into the kitchen and added some Thieves and Frankincense oil to it. Much better! Have a blessed Monday afternoon and 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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