Getting Back To Normal

For some reason the photo came out more yellow green. These are actually more of a grass green irl.

In most cases when I am stressed it helps to work on my knitting. That hasn’t been the case lately so everything got put on hold until a couple of days ago.

I’m making progress on the green socks and I’m almost finished with the gusset increases. As usual, I ended up separating the socks onto two needles while I finish the gusset increases, turn the heels, and knit the heel flaps. Just too many stitches on the needle for my hands. When I’m ready to continue the sock cuffs I’ll put them back on the same needle since it’s faster that way.

In the meantime I decided to work through more of my substantial sock yarn stash and started another Ludlow Shawl with some yarn I ordered from Tusken Knits a couple of years ago. I had gotten to the point of starting the first stripes and realized my gauge had loosened up (I hate sloppy knitting!) and frogged it back to where I was happy with the gauge. I’ll work on that for a bit this evening to give my hands a rest from the socks on size 0 needles.

I’ve been doing some cooking with the crock pot, another batch of BBQ chicken breasts, and I also made some homemade potato salad to go with the BBQ chicken and heated up some Bush’s Southern BBQ baked beans to go with it. Then I baked two loaves of banana nut bread with the over-ripe bananas I had on hand.

We have a well stocked fridge, and freezer, and will have chopped brisket and potato salad for dinner tonight with some homemade peach cobbler that our daughter sent home with her dad yesterday. She also sent homemade flat bread and chicken salad. Yum!

I’m enjoying the new season of Dr. Pol and Lone Star Law has a new episode on Saturday evening this week. I need to check and see if Forged in Fire has new episodes or not. We’ve watched the three seasons of London Kills that are available on streaming video. There is another season but it won’t be released in the US for a bit. I hope they continue with The Chelsea Detective as well. We enjoyed that.

We are supposed to have another break in the triple digit heat soon. We could use it! We could also use some rain. Still nothing where we live. Time to finish this post and have our dinner. Have a blessed Monday evening and stay cool, 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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