Rearranging. Again.

Now that my studio/workroom is de-cluttered I decided it was time to move the Kromski spinning wheel and the baskets of fiber and spinning wheel accessories out of the bedroom and back where they belong. I still have two wheels in the bedroom but they are more decorative these days.

With this arrangement I can easily turn the office chair around to the spinning wheel and have plenty of light from the overhead fixture as well as through the north window for spinning.

The bedroom looks much better now that it’s been de-cluttered as well. I’ll take that office chair back in the living room to use at the other desk and put one of the dining chairs in that spot. I need some place to put my extra pillows at night and a chair works fine. As you can see the light in this room is not as good as in the studio with the florescent strip, even with the desk lamp clamped to the table in front of the window.

On the knitting front I have finished turning both heels on this pair of socks and I’ve got a little over two inches of ribbing on the purple socks. I added a couple more ‘teeth’ to the Hitchhiker and I’m ready to start the next set of stripes on the Ludlow. I’ll get photos of those to post another day.

And I’ve added another two inches to the cowl. So, all in all my little experiment is working out quite nicely. And I’m still keeping up with housework and shopping! I helps when I get out of bed at a decent hour in the morning, usually between 6:30 and 7:00. When I make an online order for groceries I choose the 9-10 am slot for pickup and that way I have to get up earlier to be there on time.

I’ve decided to do another knitting experiment and find out how long it takes me to knit a pair of socks. I’ve got two skeins of sock yarn, one in an off-white and one in a medium green. I’ll knit white socks with green toes, heels and cuffs and then knit another pair in green with white toes, heels and cuffs. As I’m knitting I’ll note down the time it takes me to cast on and do the toe increases, then how long it takes to get to the gusset increases, etc. It’s something I can work on in between other things and keep track of my time. Someone will see me knitting in a waiting room or in line at the coffee shop and invariably ask me how long it takes to knit a pair of socks. I really have no idea since I don’t usually keep track of the time!

It’s time to start the coffee and see about preparing breakfast for the two of us. Brad has an appointment later today but I don’t have anything to do away from the house so I’ll continue along with my knitting and do a couple of loads of laundry so I’m caught up going into the weekend. The roofer will be here Saturday to do the shingle repairs and we’ll be up to date with our house repairs for awhile. If it doesn’t rain this weekend we will have hay next weekend. Audrey will feel much better getting stocked up. Our hay guy said the rain is really helping with a field of winter grass that he should be able to cut and bale in March and that is excellent news. Better to have hay and not need it than the other way around!

Have a blessed Thursday, 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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