Tried An Experiment

I’ve had this little knitting rake for maybe fifteen years or so. I picked it up on sale at Hobby Lobby and just never got around to figuring it out. I found a how-to video online and got the thing set up and had several inches knitted, took it out and tried a different yarn. The verdict is in: I don’t like it. It’s too fiddly and I don’t like the gauge. Anyway, I’ll stash it back for the grandkids to mess around with at some point.

I found a few other things in the studio earlier and I’ve set them aside for Audrey and the kids. I have a set of circular knitting frames that are plastic like the blue one in the photo and the kids might be interested in those as well. They are in a box out in the garage.

It’s 1 pm and Brad just checked the outside temperature and announced it’s 98° in the shade on the front porch. Sigh. It may be Fall already, at least officially, but Texas hasn’t gotten the memo yet. It’s pretty windy today, coming out of the southeast. Cooler weather is on the way but we have to get through the hot air first. And there is a hurricane headed for the gulf that looked to be passing south of Cuba. Who knows what that will bring!

I’m staying indoors today. Allergies are better and I want to keep it that way. I’ll do a tiny bit of dusting in the living room later, not that much to do so it won’t be a problem. Any laundry can wait until Monday. Except for the sheets I took off of my bed in order to try out the new purple ones, there isn’t enough of anything to make a good load yet anyway.

Brad said something earlier about pizza and that sounds good. We normally order a large pepperoni with added toppings from Pizza Hut and reheat the leftovers for another meal. He’s of the mind that we should just order a medium and that way we can finish it between us in one meal and not have leftovers that are never as good as fresh pizza. I agreed.

He’s sitting at his desk and laptop going over accounts at both banks and making notes about what is due to be drafted, and when, from the old bank. We need to leave enough money in both accounts at Simmons until the accounts at the new bank are being drafted. That took a little doing, having enough money in two banks to cover expenses until it all gets switched over and there’s been enough time for the new bank accounts to be drafted so we can completely close the old accounts and kiss Simmons good bye.

Landmark was a good bank and when Simmons bought them out they just ruined it, especially the main Denison branch on Hwy 120. All of their old employees quit, several of them are at our new bank and one of the ladies at our financial advisor’s office was working at the main Denison branch when Simmons took over. She said they all started looking for new jobs the first week. Apparently, Simmons’ approach was to start off with a list of things that employees would be fired over. Nice way to instill trust and loyalty, guys! Now Simmons has hired someone who worked for a local hospital to try and save that Denison branch. Good luck, dude. Too little, too late as far as our family is concerned.

I think I have discovered the secret to a good night’s sleep. I had a hot shower about an hour before I planned on going to bed and thirty minutes later I took a dose of melatonin. I headed off to bed right on time and decided to try sleeping on my right side. Just before 6 am I woke up, still on my right side! Best night’s sleep I’ve had in ages. I’m always stiff and sore from sleeping in one spot that long, but I felt rested for once. The melatonin stays with my night time meds from now on so I don’t forget it.

It’s time to get moving and see about a late lunch. We both slept late. I went back to sleep after waking up before 6 am and Brad woke me up at 10 am with coffee ready. Late breakfast means late lunch and he’s given me a taste for pizza. He’s calling it in now and well be eating pizza in about half an hour. Guess I had best get out of my gown and into some clothes! Better late than never…

Have a blessed Saturday, ya’ll. Stay cool if you’re in Texas!

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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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