Summer Sweater

I’ve had more thoughts about a summer weight sweater and using what I have in my stash. I bought these skeins of yarn from Jo Dee at Fishknits Yarn that were dyed to be used together, blending from green through burgundy.

I want a top-down, raglan sleeve sweater and I think that I can manage that except for long sleeves. I’m not sure about dividing yarn for the sleeves so I may just go with a short sleeve pullover. I haven’t given up on long sleeves but I’ll just have to see how it goes. The yarn is already wound into cakes, ready to knit. I need to grab one of my Elizabeth Zimmermann books and work out the percentages for a top-down pullover according to the gauge I’ll get with fingering yarn and whatever size needle I decide to use. I’m leaning toward a size 3 or 4, but I’ll do some swatches and see what I think.

I’ll do some short rows across the back yoke to raise the neckline across the back of the sweater. I’m thinking a plain, crew neck sweater will fit the bill just fine.

Brad has been busy on the gun range lately and is ready for a few days off. It got a bit warm here today, nearly 90° and humid. We had the A/C on yesterday evening and last night and I left it on all day due to the humidity early this morning and the rising heat.

I did a little housework and spent quite a bit of my afternoon reading another Mitch Rapp novel. I’m on the tenth book in the series, Protect and Defend, and enjoying it very much. I have another washcloth to finish and then I’ll start a gauge swatch for the sweater. And I still have three pairs of socks to finish. I like to switch off projects and I can work on the sock ribbing and then the sweater so I don’t get bored.

I tried a couple of times today to find something to watch on TV or streaming video and gave up. I’m tired of reruns of everything. I have Bongino’s podcast on now from this morning while I’m writing this post.

There are storms north of us up in Oklahoma and it doesn’t appear that any of it will affect our area tonight. We might get some rain tomorrow but it’s a low probability. I need to get the SUV washed and detailed but it will wait a few more days. I also need to get my hair cut and run a couple of errands tomorrow.

I thawed some homemade chicken broth earlier and I’ll use it for the base of a pot of potato soup tomorrow. I need some green onions, used my last few a couple of days ago, so I’ll make a run to Albertson’s for a couple of things. Potato soup with diced green onion, simmered in chicken broth is awesome.

It’s time for me to hit the shower and start thinking about getting ready for bed. I keep yawning and my eyes are watering from reading and working on the laptop. Have a blessed Monday 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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