What A Difference A Day Makes!

The sun is shining, beautiful fluffy clouds in the sky, grass is greening up, won’t be much longer and we won’t need the A/C running.

We were up much earlier than usual this morning. Brad had early appointments and I had errands to run. Got my hair cut. Picked up a couple of things at the grocery store. Grabbed a breakfast croissant and a large Americano at the coffee shop drive-thru.

I had a package from Simplified Soap at the post office along with all three of my yarn orders! I only expected one, maybe two, of the packages of yarn. I hadn’t had a shipping notification from KnitPicks, but my order was ready for pickup.

The six skeins on the left are from KnitPicks, Hawthorn Sock Yarn, Shetland Wool/Polyamide blend. The next two are from Dragonfly Yarns, BFL/Nylon Nep. The last two are from Invictus Yarns, BFL/Nylon blend. I’m all set for sock yarn for the foreseeable future. I’ll save my Merino sock yarns for hats, scarves and shawls.

Getting up earlier was nice although I’m not a morning person and it was a bit difficult to get moving. After Brad left for his appointments I managed to get the kitchen tidied up, beds made, and errand list made. I walked right in to Great Clips and fifteen minutes later I was leaving! Nice to have my hair cut, all neat and tidy.

I was home by 10:30, everything put away, including the little bit of groceries I bought. I’m off my feet, cranky ankle really got my attention in the middle of the grocery store. Glad I had a grocery cart to hang onto. My cane was in the SUV. Next time I’ll take it with me! I think part of the problem was the fact that I had changed shoes. I’ve been wearing the same pair for weeks and thought it would be a good idea to wear my other walking shoes. They are very comfortable but they don’t have the support my other shoes do. I switched shoes when I got home and now it’s time to put some ice on my ankle and work on my knitting.

I never did wind off another skein of sock yarn yesterday. I ended up working on my shawl and reminded myself I had sock yarn at the post office to be picked up today. If the cranky ankle is better tomorrow I’ll wind off a skein for another pair of socks. In the meantime, there is nothing that needs my attention that can’t wait until later this afternoon.

I’m thinking of doing two pairs of socks with contrasting toes, heels and ribbing using these two skeins. Love the Tribbles colorway!

It’s so nice outside. There is a breeze blowing and the humidity is down to 51%. If it wasn’t headed for the low 90’s this afternoon I’d have the house open and enjoying all that fresh air. Of course, as soon as I open the house I’ll be chasing dust bunnies as they come scampering out from under the furniture. I need to wash windows and dust the window blinds. Also need to vacuum out the SUV. All of that requires me being on my feet for quite awhile so I’ll probably do it in small bites next week, a little at a time.

Hope your day is as lovely as mine! Have a blessed RED Friday, ya’ll. It’s HS football night and the Battle of the Axe will commence at the Munson Stadium at 7 pm tonight. Be safe out there!

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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