Overcoming A Case Of The Blahs

The weather is remaining warm and damp and has triggered a case of the blahs. It’s one of those times I wish Texas would pick a season and stick with it but that ain’t gonna happen so I might as well make the best of it of puttering around in my studio/workroom.

I’m thinking ahead for future projects and I’ve been stash diving for inspiration. My go-to is the fingering yarn bins but I’ve also got some lace weight yarn that I haven’t looked through in a long time. Ditto DK and worsted weight yarn.

I’ve really enjoyed the tubular cowls using mini skeins of fingering yarn and in chatting with someone online it occurred to me that I could dig into my big bag of left-over fingering yarn and make a really long tubular scarf and put fringe on the ends instead of grafting the ends together for a cowl. I might even do something wild and crazy like random colors just for the fun of it and maybe alternate sections of stocking stitch with some pattern stitches. This is a project I could cast on anytime and work on it in between other things for a break.

I’m also working on the ribbing for the purple socks. This is yarn I purchased online earlier in the summer from The Dragonfly Yarn Shop. I looked for them on Instagram yesterday and discovered they have sold the shop and are retired. I’m glad I got this yarn and a few other skeins when I did.

I had planned on shopping for another TENS unit yesterday after we left the chiropractor but we both just wanted to come back home. It was drizzling rain and 68° and I wasn’t in the mood to stop anywhere else. We are in for more rain and warm temps today, clearing for a day or two, and back to rain on Friday with temps in the 60’s. My joints are not happy about this but it’s bound to change sooner or later.

When I got up yesterday morning and turned on the TV intending to watch the news I discovered that we had no cable TV service so I switched over to streaming video since our internet connection wasn’t affected. It was still out when we got home from town. It was still out as of 8:30 pm and I gave up checking on it. I called the service number for Sparklight in the afternoon and got a recorded message that acknowledged the problem and stated that there was no ETA on restored service. Someone must have messed up big time for it to go on that long. I haven’t even turned on the TV this morning to see if our service has been restored. I’ve got other things to do and I’ve not been watching that much TV or streaming video lately anyway. Tired of reruns and the same old recycled news.

I’ve got nothing else to do today but putter around the house and work on my knitting. I’m waiting for Brad to wake up and we’ll have coffee and some breakfast. I’ve got everything we need for a tossed green salad for lunch and several things to choose from for our evening meal.

Enjoy your Hump Day, ya’ll and God bless.

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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