Knitting Away

I got halfway through the fourth washcloth and ran out of yarn so I grabbed some natural white to finish it. That’s four more dishcloths for the kitchen and one more empty cone. I have one more partial cone that I’ve started working on in green/purple that would work for my bathroom. I’m gradually finishing all the partial cones so that all I will have left is full cones of cotton yarn.

The table runner on top of the desk was woven on the floor loom from the same kind of coned cotton, and I’m thinking of doing a couple of more runners when I’m tired of knitting.

We stayed home today due to the ‘winter storm’ that really isn’t that big of a deal here, not that it might not get worse tonight and tomorrow. I think the Dallas area had more accumulation than we did and it’s only a mix of freezing rain and sleet, barely enough to notice in the grass where we live.

Audrey posted something on Facebook that I had to grab and share. Cracked me up!

It’s been around 20° all day and will slowly begin to warm up tomorrow, but we may get more sleet tonight.

We’re watching To Catch A Smuggler, a new episode. Someone was caught trying to smuggle a 50 cal Barrett rifle into Mexico along with 13 other rifles and a pistol, and they just found two people in the trunk of a car trying to come into the USA. The next vehicle had over ten thousand rounds of ammo in the back, headed for Mexico, all of it in calibers that you can’t buy in Mexico, anything that the cops or military uses. I can only imagine what they miss, that gets past them. They can’t search all of the vehicles that cross the border. God bless them for their hard work.

Time to get back to my knitting. It will be a while before either of us is ready for bed since we both napped for two hours this afternoon. I thawed the left-over beef stew for lunch and we finished it…warm tummies, cold weather, the naps were inevitable.

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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