Enjoying My Lap Throw

I finished this the first week of August and had planned to add a lace edging but decided to go ahead and give it a soak in Eucalan, lay it out to dry and see what I thought about it. I didn’t stretch it much, just pinned it out to keep it’s shape as it dried under the ceiling fan. I’m having second thoughts about the lace edging now. I may still do that but I can add it later.

This is some of my hand-spun yarn and the project on the spinning wheel was intended for the lace edging. If I add lace it will require more attention to blocking to get the lace points to dry the way I want so I think I just talked myself out of it. I’ll continue with the spinning and decide what to do with the yarn later. I’ve got a pound of the gray BFL/Tussah so there is plenty for something nice when I finally decide.

I have my heavy wool throw knitted with Lion Brand Fisherman Wool but it has to be pretty chilly for me to need that. This is perfect for hanging out in the recliner when I need something lighter weight, but still warm and snug.

Brad brought lunch yesterday on his way home from taking the grandkids back to the farm after church. We had the chopped steak plate from Culvers. Oh, my. That was a lovely lunch and I know I overate a bit and didn’t need much in the way of dinner later. Quite often Sunday is a two meal day for me anyway since Brad is usually up and gone by the time I’m awake so I rarely each much in the way of breakfast or even brew any coffee. I did have a light breakfast yesterday and one mug of coffee and we ate lunch after 1 pm. By 4 pm we were both feeling drowsy and Brad brewed a pot of coffee. Boy! Did that hit the spot! It was too late in the day for a nap anyway.

Brad has a morning appointment and sometime this afternoon our guy from Webb Electric will be out to service the Generac. We’ve not needed it since it was installed back in July, but several times through the summer and a couple of times since the weather cooled off we’d had the power flicker off and back on in just a few seconds. It has to be off for fifteen seconds before the generator kicks on and it shuts off as soon as the power comes back on.

I’ve been working on the Hitchhiker scarf and reading “The Restaurant At The End Of The Galaxy.” I enjoy a bit of Sci Fi now and then. This is Sci Fi and humor all rolled into one.

I’ve had to take the Fitbit off until I get the new band for it. I’ve got a couple of itchy spots on my wrist from the silicone that are driving me nuts. I grabbed some cortisone cream to get it under control but it would be best if I didn’t use that band again. The package is at the post office and Brad will pick it up on his way home from his appointment later. I also ordered a plastic protector for the face of it, like the one I have on my Galaxy phone. I’m bad about whacking my wrist on a door facing or counter top from time to time and I don’t want to scratch the Fitbit.

It’s time to get moving and get some things accomplished around the house this morning. Then I’ll work on my spinning and my knitting and read another chapter in my book. 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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