More Hand Towels

The first hand towel that I knitted with this pattern was white with yellow and blue stripes. I decided to do a yellow one and blue one as well and add them to the dishcloths for Audrey’s kitchen. I have plenty of yarn to work with. These towels will have the fold-over tab and a button at the top edge so they can be fastened to a towel bar or a drawer pull. Like this…

I had the best, easiest, most productive trip to town for errands today that I have had in months. First stop was a visit with our M.D. for a checkup. She is referring me for physical therapy for the arthritis in my neck and I hope we’ll have some good results soon. Brad and I have both seen Dr. Bourne for therapy before, me with my ankle and him with both shoulders following surgery. I’ll eventually have to have more surgery on my ankle due to arthritis but for now it’s not bothering me that much since I have an ankle brace to support the joint.

I managed to get in for a haircut after the doctor’s visit and I had time for a trip to Panera’s drive-thru before the haircut. Being able to check in via the app on my phone to get in line for a haircut is really nice. Jessica does a great job and gets my hair nice and short, just the way I like it. Wash and wear hair. The only way to go!

The last stop was Walmart. I literally had only four things on my list: tall kitchen trash bags, large jar of olives, sliced cheddar cheese, and a bag of York Peppermint Patties. Ahem. I started seeing things that I wanted to stock up on and ended up with Ziplock bags in three sizes, two 12-packs of Ziegenbock beer, two 1.5 L bottles of Woodbridge Cabernet Sauvignon, honey smoked sliced turkey, two gallons of white vinegar, and a 3-pack of Puff’s facial tissues in addition to the things on my list. Yeah, that was a bit more expensive than I planned, but now we are well stocked.

The mowers didn’t make it out yesterday so they’ll be out this evening when it’s a bit cooler. After the storm Sunday night, Monday wasn’t too bad and temps stayed in the 80’s. Today it’s humid again and back in the low 90’s. Ugh. At least there is a nice breeze.

The privet is through blooming and now the honeysuckle is in full bloom. It smells so nice when the wind blows towards the house. I went out with my phone and got a photo of the honeysuckle climbing up into the trees along the south fence.

This is the privet along the drive between the house and the road. I snapped this photo a couple of years ago. There is more of it along the south fence in front of the house and boy does it smell sweet when it’s in bloom! Unfortunately, Ted who lives just south of us has a terrible allergy to privet and he’s always glad when it’s through blooming! I’m not bothered by it and I love the way it smells in bloom.

Brad was dozing off in his recliner a little while ago and finally gave up and went for a nap. I was tempted myself, but I’ll sleep better tonight if I don’t nap in the afternoon. I used to have a problem getting enough sleep and feeling tired all day until I started taking some good vitamin supplements from Melaleuca. I also take melatonin half an hour before bedtime as well as extra Vit C, D3, E, Zinc and Co Q10 during the day. It really makes a big difference in my energy level.

I’m going to get back to my knitting and maybe read for a bit and then we’ll decide what we want for dinner later. Have a blessed Tuesday 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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