Lost Track of Time

I’ve been doing a little more work in my studio the past several days, can’t believe it’s been three days since I wrote something. I reversed the position of the yarn winder and the swift so it’s more comfortable when I wind off a skein of yarn. I can leave the table out away from the storage shelves or move it back out of the way and pull the floor inkle loom out to work.

Brad has been busy clearing away clutter off the shelves and bookcases in his bedroom. It will be much easier for him to find what he wants and it won’t take long to get the furniture dusted and the floor swept. It’s a good feeling getting rid of clutter especially when it’s stuff we haven’t used, or needed, in years.

I decided to make a knitted sleeve for my cell phone to keep the camera lenses from getting scratched when I drop it down in my purse . I grabbed a little left-over yarn out of my stash and had something finished in no time.

It’s a snug fit at the moment but will loosen up after washing and blocking. This is a singles yarn in a blend of wool/silk/alpaca that was discontinued some time ago. I forgot the name of the manufacturer but I believe the yarn is called Aysen.

I’ve got a couple of loads of laundry to do today, one is almost ready to go in the dryer now. I hear the washer on spin cycle. Brad is running errands and will pick up our lunch from Frank & Lola’s Bohemian Tacos on the way home. Their ad popped up online earlier and I shared it on FB. It’s been awhile since we had their take-away and the brisket tacos are amazing. The pickled red onions and chopped cabbage are perfect toppings.


We just finished our take-away brisket tacos. OMG. I didn’t think they could improve their tacos but they did! We choose the flour tortillas over corn, and now they are toasting the flour tortillas!

Later yet:

I’m doing a test knit for a child’s beach hat designed by Gayle Pounds in one of my MeWe groups. She used a DK weight acrylic yarn, I have no acrylic yarn DK or otherwise, but I’m knitting up the smallest size with some left-over Red Heart Eco Cotton, another discontinued yarn lurking in my stash. I don’t know if I’m going to like this pattern knitted in cotton or not, perhaps I should use a smaller needle, maybe this yarn is a tad too thick.

Anyway, I’m having fun playing around with it for the time being and when Gayle has the pattern proofed and test knitted and ready for publication I will post a link to it. I’ll do another stash dive later and see what I have that is closer to DK. I’ve got a LOT of partial bits of yarn of all sorts and blends in there. In fact, there is a huge bag full of smaller ziplock bags of yarn that needs to be sorted and labeled if possible.

I couldn’t stand it. Had to go stash diving in the huge plastic bag of left-over yarns… and found the left-over Cascade 220 Superwash Sport from Gabriel’s blanket. I should be able to make several nice hats out of this yarn.

Time to swap out another load of laundry and get some knitting done. Have a blessed Friday, ya’ll.

RED Friday! Remember Everyone Deployed.

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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