The Lap Robe Is In Time-Out

The blue lace border wasn’t working. I weighed the remaining yarn after knitting ten lace repeats and I don’t have enough yarn to finish. The only other thing that will work is some white or off white handspun but the only thing in my stash is too fine for this project.

I’ve frogged the lace and put the lap robe away for now. I’ll have to go stash diving for fiber to spin some natural white DK weight yarn in order to finish the project. No problemo. I’m not on a timeline to finish this project but I’m going to have to move the floor loom to get to the fiber I need. I believe I have BFL as well as Corriedale in my fiber stash that will work. The blue yarn isn’t as soft as the yarn I used for the lap robe and the more I knitted on it the less I liked it.

So. I’ll work on my green socks instead for the time being.

It stayed 72° in the house for most of the day. The outside temp was below 100°, but I just noticed that it’s now 74° in the house and 100° outside at 6 pm. There is no figuring out Texas weather, especially in the summer.

Brad is back at the house after spending some time in his shop. He’ll want to shower and then we’ll have some left-overs for dinner in a bit. I’m watching “Midsomer Murders” on streaming video and working on my socks. Not much else going on today. Have a blessed Thursday, 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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