Feeling Sad

Had a good day with Joshua yesterday. When we were coming out to the house after running an errand in town I thought there were a lot of brown needles on the last remaining pine tree but the sun was in my eyes and it was difficult to tell much.

When I was returning home about 4 pm after taking him back to the farm I got a better look at the tree. It doesn’t look good. We planted that tree before Audrey was born, sometime in ’75 or ’76 most likely. That makes me sad, the thought of losing that tree. I doubt that it will recover, but we shall see. One of our neighbors half a mile away had several tall pine trees that were completely brown when that sub-zero weather hit in 2021 and they put out new needles in the spring so, who knows? Maybe this tree will make it.

I finished turning the heels and knitting the heel flaps on the purple socks last night and I’m ready to start the K3, P2 ribbing for the cuffs. Now that I am ready for ribbing on this pair I’ll go back and finish the last couple of inches of ribbing on the blue/purple pair of socks.

I’ve got another date with eleven year old Joshua today. He’s looking for the newest update to Minecraft for their Playstation 4 and I can think of a couple of places to check. We ran out of time to do that yesterday and it’s something he really, really wants to do. I am not as savvy about video games as the kids but I enjoy the online games on Pogo and like Joshua I enjoy games that challenge me and make me think.

I heard back from Jo Dee on FB yesterday evening about the yarn I want and she found one more skein, a gorgeous blue, kettle dyed yarn. It’s nice to have a source for Indie dyed yarn that I trust and it helps that we’ve actually met one another. She had a booth at DFW Fiber Fest several years ago and I was able to help her out and hang around with several of the ladies that I’d been chatting with online for a couple of years. Good times! That was back before ‘the powers that be’ at Ravelry lost their collective minds. Fishknit’s Yarn had a nice group but I don’t even know if it’s active anymore.

The new sheets that Joshua and I picked up yesterday are wonderful, Egyptian cotton and very soft and silky. They were labeled blue but they are more of a purple to my eye. Anyway, they are gorgeous! The queen size pillow cases that came with Brad’s sheets work just fine on my extra pillows and the color compliments the new sheets. Brad likes the king size pillow cases much better on his bed. I think the color of his sheets is called Truffle.

It’s going to remain hot for the next few days but there is a cold front in the works for next week and the night time temps will be in the low 50’s which will be a nice change. Have a blessed Thursday, ya’ll. Stay cool!

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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