There Went Another Month!

I got busy yesterday and totally forgot to post something. Today will be even busier because I got behind with the laundry while doing other things around the house, including some excavations in my studio. It’s amazing what I find lurking in those big plastic bins now that everything is all sorted and organized…and I forget what’s in them! Time to do a bin inventory and tape a list of the contents to the outside of each bin instead of simply labeling them, “Fingering Yarn” and “Worsted Yarn” and so forth. I could even take photos of what’s in each bin and keep a record with the One Note app on my laptop. I can access it from my phone so that would be perfect.

I’ve been making progress on the sock projects and I’d like to be able to finish the Green Clover Leaf Socks soon. The Alpine Blossom Socks are working up very quickly now that I’m on the ribbing of the cuff. The lace on the green socks takes more time. I’ll be ready to begin gusset increases on the Purple BFL/Nylon Socks in a couple of inches. When my socks measure six inches from the toe is when I begin gusset increases. Easy to remember!

Brad is getting ready for a rifle class he’s going to teach. He has one student that he’ll be working with to get his hunting rifle sighted in and any adjustments made that are necessary. This is a favor for a friend who had to be out of town when the class had already been scheduled. They’ll have a good, well maintained outdoor rifle range to work on and plenty of time to get the job done. I’m praying they’ll have good weather and it won’t be either raining or humid enough to drown frogs.

I miss using my stove top griddle and it just isn’t practical to use the large rectangular griddle without a bridge element so I got online and went shopping for something else by the same company, Calphalon. They make a twelve inch circular griddle with a lip on it and a non-stick finish.

I ordered it straight from their website and it was delivered to the house in two days. I used it last night to make my homemade fried egg muffins and there was plenty of room to fry two eggs and warm up the thinly sliced turkey and a slice of cheddar to top the eggs after they were well done, through and through. When I turn the eggs I lay the turkey on the griddle with a slice of extra sharp cheddar on top of the turkey, then I put the turkey and cheese on top of the cooked egg and plop it on a toasted English muffin.

This griddle perfectly fits the largest burner on my stove top, it is light and easy to handle and a breeze to wash up. I’ll use it for cooking hamburger patties and salmon fillets as well. And I might even try an omelet!

I’ve added vinegar to the first rinse on my load of laundry and the washer has started the second rinse so I’ll have a load to go in the dryer pretty soon and be ready to start a load of sheets. I’ll leave Brad’s work clothes for last thing this evening so I can launder the ones he’s wearing today and then all his work slacks and long sleeve shirts will be clean going into the weekend.

He’s been busy clearing brush east of his shop/man cave so he has an easily accessible pistol range closer to the house than having to drive half a mile across the property to the six hundred yard rifle range. He’s got metal targets set up in front of his earth berm on that range and he’s found a spot near his shop to set up targets for pistol practice where it’s safe to shoot.

It’s time to think about lunch and make plans for dinner this evening. Then I’ll work on my knitting in between doing laundry and watching reruns of Dr. Pol.

Have a blessed Thursday, ya’ll. Happy September!

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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