Some Adjustments Necessary

Knitting up one garter ridge on the diagonal side of the throw per pattern ridge for the lace does not allow for enough ‘give’ or stretch so I started over with the edging.

Somewhere along the way I noticed that I’d started knitting on the other end of the picked up stitches. Hmmm. Not sure how I managed that, but no problemo.

I knitted two ridges, four rows, of lace per garter ridge on the throw for two full repeats to allow for plenty of stretch around the corner. I am now joining one ridge of lace per ridge of throw twice, then knitting two ridges of lace per ridge of throw, then repeat until it’s time to allow for the next corner. I’m pretty sure this will work fine.

Normally when adding a garter stitch lace border to a shawl or a throw I am working at right angles, but that is not the case with this project and I hadn’t allowed for the need for more rows per inch on the throw due to working on a diagonal.

I did a little looking around online for some 100% cotton, large flat cloth diapers to use for kitchen towels and found some that are unbleached. These are made in Pakistan. Of course. Back in the day all of the cloth diapers I used on my daughter were made in the USA. Sigh.

Anyway, I have a dozen of them in the washer waiting for the temps to drop down in the lower 90’s so I can wash them and toss them in the dryer. I don’t do laundry on the weekends due to increased demand for electricity when folks are home for the weekend. I’m home during the week and there’s no reason not to get laundry taken care of outside of peak hours.

It was only supposed to reach 97° today. They lied. It was 102° at 3 pm. It’s a little after 5 pm and it’s 95°. Brad is down at his shop with the windows open and the fan blowing. We had a very late lunch so we won’t be very hungry for dinner later. We might have a cup of yogurt and some fresh fruit so we aren’t hungry when it’s time for bed.

I picked up my grocery order at Albertson’s about noon, grabbed the mail at the post office (my box of diapers had arrived) and stopped for a couple of 12-packs of Zeigenbock beer so Brad won’t run out any time soon. We are stocked for the coming weekend and praying for the rain that is supposed to be headed our way. I’m battling a sinus headache that will…just…not…give…up. And my neck is bugging me again probably from so much knitting lately. Nothing that the heating pad won’t help in fairly short order! It’s just sore muscles, not inflammation, so heat helps.

I’ve got ground beef thawing for a meatloaf that I’ll put in the crock pot for overnight to save on energy instead of using the oven and heating up the kitchen needlessly. I’ve got Yukon Gold potatoes and organic carrots to toss in with it and I may throw in a quartered red onion as well.

After the meatloaf I’ll make another crock pot of BBQ chicken like I did before but double the recipe and take it to the farm to give Audrey a break from cooking. I just need to stop at the Hickory House BBQ to get more fresh BBQ sauce. Theirs is the best! I’ve also got the larger potatoes from the 5# bag of Yukon Gold’s to take her as well as some Pedialyte. Albertson’s didn’t have the orange flavor that we keep on hand and substituted it but I have a feeling that she can use the strawberry lemonade flavor for the kids.

Brad is back from the shop and I’m going to get the load of laundry started and then get back to my knitting for a bit. Have a blessed Friday evening, ya’ll.

RED Friday! Remember Everyone Deployed until they come home!

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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