Multiple Knitting Projects

In addition to the blue/green Malabrigo socks I have a pair of denim blue socks in Trekking yarn that need the ribbing finished as well. It’s a finer yarn and not something that is enjoyable to work on late at night. I save this project for better light during the day.

And, while looking for an empty project bag, I unearthed this pair that I had forgotten about, using Jo Dee’s Fishknit’s yarn on Strongheart base. This yarn has a nice firm twist, wears and launders well. This is a clover lace pattern that I’ve used before.

We had a good trip to the farm today. I forgot the camera but snapped a couple of pics with my phone. The phone is on the charger so I’ll have to wait to see how the photos turned out.

Zev is still pretty thin and he’s got patches where his hair is coming out, but his energy is picking up and he and Waya were thrilled to see us. And, on top of that, Baby Gabriel finally decided that he was ready to go to Grandad and Grandma today, which made our day! He’s almost 15 months old and a bit shy about anyone who doesn’t live in his house. He has a head full of pale, blond hair and is a real cutie. David was holding him and he reached out his arms to Brad while we were sitting in the SUV getting ready to leave. Brad took him, right through the window, and he checked out the interior of the vehicle, reached out for me and gave me a snuggle, then out the passenger window to his mother! It was so cute.

The chickens are looking good and Audrey has eggs for me so Brad will take the egg basket with him tomorrow, and when he takes the kids home from church Audrey will have a basket full of eggs for our kitchen. Her girls have not slacked off laying even in the colder weather, but they are first year layers so that isn’t uncommon.

Grover and the cows and calves are fat and happy…except for the fact that Audrey hadn’t been out to give Grover a good scratch with the curry comb yet today. That huge bull will pout if he doesn’t get enough attention.

Now that the weather is warmer I’ll be able to go out to the farm more often to visit. I can’t tolerate the pet hair in the house, even though Audrey keeps it very clean. My pet dander allergies are a pain so this time of the year I’m better off outdoors. I’m hoping my immune system will improve with the additional supplements I’ve been taking lately. I always change clothes as soon as we get home from the farm and take an antihistamine to keep from getting congested. So far, so good! It was a very pleasant day, temps in the 50’s and sunshine most of the day.

Brad is out of the shower and now it’s my turn. I’ll spend the rest of the evening working on my knitting and reading a little more of Lt. Col. West’s book. I’m well into Part Two and he is discussing taxes in Texas vs the rest of the country, especially California. It’s mind boggling. What a world we live in! One more good reason to live in the best state in the United States.

Have a blessed Saturday night, 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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