Love, Love, Love Hand-knitted Socks!

Gusset increases finished. Heels turned. Wraps knitted. Starting the heel flaps. I’m taking a break after getting to this point due to a bit of eye strain. It’s been overcast all morning and got progressively darker before we had a nice rain shower. Now it’s clearing off a bit and is a very muggy 75° outside.

Even with the lamp on next to my chair I was squinting to get the heels turned and the wraps knitted. It’s nearly time for us to do something about lunch. Soup and a sandwich sounds good to me and Brad agreed. We’re going with Campbell’s Veg Beef soup and sliced turkey and cheddar cheese on toasted wheat bread, topped with spicy brown mustard and my homemade pickled red onions. Yum!

It’s been two weeks since the Generac came online and became ‘self aware’, it’s scheduled to come on and run for five minutes every other week on Wednesdays. Yesterday was the second time we heard it run for it’s regular testing. It’s not even as loud as a lawn mower. Of course, when it kicks in full gear during a power outage it will be a bit louder, but not much.

We made a trip to Earl Owen Auto Parts and Supplies yesterday to finally get rain guards installed on all four windows of my Ford Escape. I’ve been meaning to do that for months now and it’s done. Now I can leave the windows cracked during the summer heat or when it’s raining and it’s not noticeable.

The soup is heating, bread is in the toaster and everything is set out to make sandwiches as soon as the soup is hot. I’m going to work on my socks until it’s time to eat.

Have a blessed Thursday afternoon and evening, ya’ll. Life is good at Blankenship Acres.

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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