Blocked, Ready to Wear

This is a very comfy shawl, soft and drapes well. It’s great to have a finished project out of my own hand-spun yarn. I’m ready for cooler fall weather when it arrives. In the meantime, it’s 100° outside and 73° in the house. We have the ceiling fans running so it’s nice and cool inside.

I’m enjoying my Brother Cadfael book and I’ve finished six lace repeats on the socks now. The socks are a good project to work on while watching TV and Nat Geo Wild is showing some Dr. Pol episodes I haven’t seen before. All in all I’m doing great, staying hydrated and taking it easy. I’ll get the Prayer Shawl out later and work on it for awhile. There is nothing like working with my own hand-spun yarn.

At some point I’ll get the floor loom warped up and weave a throw with more hand-spun. I have some small skeins that I can combine for a striped warp and then use a semi-solid for the weft. My reed is 24″ wide and I’ll warp for double wide, plain weave that will give me a throw approximately 45″ wide with fringe on both ends. A light to medium weave throw will be nice for cuddling up in the recliner when I feel a bit chilled but don’t need a heavy knitted throw.

Brad and I spent a few minutes this morning and created an online grocery list that he can pick up tomorrow since I’m staying in this week. It seems weird not to have the pickup in the garage. I think the SUV looks a little lonely out there all alone.

We weren’t counting on having to plunk down thousands for repair work on a vehicle and it won’t be long until our Generac whole house generator will arrive and we’ll need to pay for that as well as installation for it and a propane tank that will power the generator. It’s always something and I guess we shouldn’t be surprised, but still. A break now and then would be nice. Life can be a real pain in the pocketbook at times. But it will be nice to have the generator and not have to worry about a days-long power outage ever again.

It’s coming up on 4:00 pm and I’m going to knit for a bit. 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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