Knitting To Beat The Heat

While working on the last little bit of the corner of the lap throw I could already toss it over my lap and have my feet covered. It’s a nice medium weight throw and it will relax and grow a bit when it’s wet finished after I’m done with the edging.

The other six inches or so of it is draped across the back of the recliner.

Closeup of the lace border from a book on lace edgings. I’m working with twenty stitches and it’s coming along nicely. I started at the corner where I cast off the throw and cast on with waste yarn so I can weave the end to the beginning when I’m finished with the lace. I knitted two ridges of lace for each ridge of garter stitch for the first three lace repeats. Now I’m knitting one ridge of lace per ridge of garter stitch along the edge. It should be relaxed enough to lay flat but not ripple along the edge where the lace meets the throw.

It was 100° when I checked the outdoor temp an hour ago at 4 pm. It’s registering 102° now. Sigh. I’m so done with this triple digit heat. I don’t do well when I have to be outside for any length of time. This evening I’ll place a grocery order and plan to pick it up in the morning before it gets so darned hot.

It’s time to think about dinner and I’m leaning toward frozen dinners heated in the microwave. We prefer heating them in the oven but no way we are going to heat up the kitchen this time of day when we can make do with the microwave. I don’t microwave stuff very much but it’s nice to have it during the heat of summer.

I’m going to put on streaming video and work on the lace border of my throw for a bit. I’ve recently started watching “New Tricks” on Britbox via our Roku. It’s been awhile and it’s a good show, or it was before the regulars started leaving. Have a blessed Thursday evening, ya’ll. And stay cool!

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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: