Time To Slow Down

As you may have already figured out…I love to knit. But the lace patterned green socks took a lot out of me and with the change in weather factored in it’s time for me to slow down a bit and stick to something simple like the stocking stitch cowl.

I’m using a 16″ size four needle with ninety stitches. I’m getting nine rounds per inch of knitting and it takes me two hours to knit 2 1/2″ on the cowl. I have the darker teal to finish then a lighter teal and I’ll be ready to weave the ends together for a seamless cowl. This project will keep me busy through tomorrow or the next day and then I’ll go back to the Ludlow shawl for a bit before working on the Hitchhiker. The Ludlow is on a size six needle and the Hitchhiker is on a size three. I’ll stick to the larger needle until my joints are better.

I’ve also been doing a bit of spinning with some BFL/Tussah combed top for a 2-ply yarn. I’ll fill two bobbins then start plying. It’s nice to work in the studio with better light. Before I knew it I had completed one pass from back to front on the bobbin. I’ll spend more time on this during the week in between knitting and housework.

I remembered where I put my long-sleeve pullover wool sweater that I made last December and I’ve been wearing it some while I sit in the recliner and knit. I had trouble getting warm yesterday morning and it was very warm and cuddly.

With the colder weather I can wear my sweater or grab my hand-spun Ludlow shawl to wear around the house. I haven’t been out in a couple of days and I need to make a grocery order. We are running low on several things and I may ask Brad to pick up the order this time. I have appointments on Tuesday and Wednesday but other than that I plan on staying home.

Have a blessed Monday, 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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