Finished Ludlow Shawl

I cast off the shawl yesterday evening and put it in to soak this afternoon. It is currently pinned out on the blocking mats drying on the bed under the ceiling fan . I’ll get another photo after it’s dry. Pinned out it is 72″ across the top edge and 33″ deep from the top edge to the center point. It will relax a bit after it’s unpinned and dry.

I also finished the Brother Cadfael novel, “An Excellent Mystery” and started the next book, number twelve in the series “The Raven in the Foregate.”

I was considering starting another shawl and remembered I have a pair of socks on the needle that I need to finish so I’ll stick to that instead of beginning another project.

There is also a Prayer Shawl in hand-spun that I can work on if I get tired of the size 0 sock needle. I’m alternating two shades of rose and hoping I have enough yarn for a decent size shawl.

We took the 2013 F-150 pickup in to the shop this morning. The guy at Grease N Go said there was an oil leak. Well, it’s more than just a new gasket to fix the problem. It’s a major, critical thing and is going to cost over $5,000 to repair. But. Once it’s fixed we won’t have that problem anymore and we aren’t ready to replace the truck, even if we wanted to we’d still have to have the work done because no one will buy it like it is! Such is life.

Brad called and cancelled my PT appointments this week. The homeopathic drops I’m taking are kicking my butt big time. I’ve been dealing with recurring sinus infections and although antibiotics will take care of acute symptoms there is still infection hanging around in the bones of my sinuses waiting to flare up again. I’ve learned the hard way that when taking homeopathic treatments I’ll feel worse before I feel better because what’s lurking in my sinuses has to come out. My head aches, my joints and muscles ache, my face hurts. Blech. There is no way I need PT and massage until this is over. So, here I sit in my recliner, not even interested in knitting. It is critical to drink more water than you think you need when doing this sort of a detox. And at this point my kidneys are floating due to the lemon water I’ve been drinking for three days.

I’ll get Brad to put potatoes in the oven to bake later and I’ll relax and not exert myself for the rest of the week. This too shall pass and I’ll feel a lot better when I’m finished with the treatment.

Have a wonderful Monday evening, ya’ll. I may not post anything for a day or two, just depends on how crappy I feel. God bless!

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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