Unearthed Another UFO

I had started this Ludlow Shawl back when the weather was cold and put it away to work on socks. I was looking for something in one of the baskets in the living room and found this project. Since I’m working on UFO’s it’s perfect. This is some of my hand-spun yarn and it’s all Polwarth. The purple has a bit of bamboo in it. I’m planning on using the creamy beige for the border. The pattern calls for fingering weight yarn but these yarns are more of a sport weight so the shawl will be a bit larger which is fine with me.

I did my load of socks earlier and they are all hanging up on blockers to dry. I put each pair in a small mesh bag of it’s own and did a small load on hand wash in the washer. I have eight pairs of sock blockers and was considering whether to buy a couple of more sets but decided this is plenty. I can wear a clean pair every day for a week and do a load and still have a few pairs in the drawer. No sense in going overboard.

Close up of the Malabrigo socks.

I have potatoes baking in the oven and we’ll have loaded baked potatoes for dinner in a little while. It’s beginning to smell really good in the house! I’ve got green onions, broccoli, cheddar cheese to grate, and some Marzetti’s Ranch Dip instead of sour cream for toppings.

Brad is out of the shower and I need to start a load of his shirts in the washer before I forget it. Then I’ll work on the shawl while we watch TV this evening.

Have a blessed Thursday 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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