Ludlow Shawl

I’ve got the first set of stripes on my current Ludlow Shawl done and I have a section, twenty-six rows, of the main color before I start another set of stripes.

This is yarn that I bought from Tusken Knits and I love it. The colors are deep and rich, the texture of the yarn is nice and it doesn’t split. I’m using a size 5 needle with this shawl and I have enough yarn to add an extra set of stripes for a slightly larger shawl than the pattern calls for if I like. I think the deep garnet colorway will make a wonderful bottom border.

My crock pot chicken didn’t turn out the way I had hoped. I must have added the half and half too soon and it separated. I salvaged the chicken, strained the broth, and tossed the peppers, onions, and broccoli. I’m not in the mood to deal with it now, thinking about wasting all that lovely veg. I’ll saute some veggies and onions tomorrow to add into the chicken and broth. I’ve shredded the chicken and I think it will be good on top of steamed rice. I can let it simmer on low on top of the stove and reduce the liquid before serving. In the meantime, I have no frigging idea what we’ll do for dinner and right now I don’t much care.

I’m so pissed off I’m thinking about starting another pair of socks, just for the hell of it. I have a skein of yarn that would be perfect, another one of a kind, single skein that won’t pair up with anything else in my stash. Yep. Just talked myself into it. There is something so soothing about starting another pair of toe-up socks.

So, Brad is headed to his shop for a bit and I’m going to wind off that skein of sock yarn and cast on another pair of socks. Have a wonderful Thursday evening, ya’ll. Oh, yeah! Almost forgot! A brand new Chick Fil A opened in Denison today! Yay! We don’t have to drive all the way to Sherman for our favorite take-away chicken!

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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