Just A Little More Summer Heat

I’m enjoying working on my current Ludlow Shawl. This BFL/Nylon yarn is easy to knit and has good stitch definition. Probably should have bought more of this yarn when I had the chance.

It’s back up to 95° today. We missed most of the rain that passed through here but at least the grass is a little greener here and there. I knew we’d have more warm weather before it really feels like Fall but I was getting spoiled there for a couple of weeks!

I sat at my work table and wound off a skein of dark purple slub yarn for a pair of socks, some of the BFL/Nylon Nep that I got in the mail a few days ago. It’s really nice yarn and these will be really nice socks when I finish them, but boy! howdy! do I have to pay attention to my increases! I’m counting stitches in every row to make sure I don’t miss increases or make increases on a plan knit row because it’s difficult to see in this yarn. I might just knit the foot plain on these socks instead of ribbed tops like I usually do. Although I am growing fond of the K3, P2 ribbing on the Alpine Blossom socks.

The kids stayed home from church again today. Audrey is hoping that one more week will see ALL of them well and past their allergy symptoms and scratchy throats. I had a little of that going on myself this morning. I woke up about 4 am with my nose stuffed up and drainage making my throat raw. It’s better now but I’ll take an allergy tablet before bedtime tonight. I used the leaf blower to blow all the dirt and leaves out of the garage yesterday as well as doing some dusting and sweeping in the house so it’s not surprising I have some allergy symptoms today.

Brad is finishing his shower and we are going to watch Lone Star Law in a bit. They have a new episode at 8 pm our time and they might have one that we missed from last week at 7 pm, not sure. Time to get back to my purple socks, at least until I’ve got all my toe increases finished, then I’ll grab the Ludlow Shawl for evening knitting.

Have a blessed Sunday evening, 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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