Good Morning!

Wow. I can’t believe I slept until 8 am! Best night’s sleep I’ve had in ages. I woke up dreaming about coffee. The last time that happened Brad was up before me and…was brewing coffee!

It’s another gray, overcast day outside and 55°. We have the A/C on because the house was stuffy when we were ready to go to bed but it hasn’t been running because of the outside temp and it’s still at 70° in the house which is where we set the thermostat.

I hear Brad up and around so he’ll be starting coffee when he’s fully awake and I’ll make my breakfast muffins with egg, honey smoked turkey, and extra sharp cheddar cheese. For the first time in a year I bought eggs since Audrey’s hens are molting and the eggs they are laying are few and far between.

I ended up staying home while Brad ran errands yesterday. He brought me a 3 lb boneless Butterball Turkey Breast, still frozen. We still have corn on the cob in the freezer. I’ll serve the turkey breast, corn, green beans, mashed potatoes, and cornbread dressing for Christmas dinner. I will need to buy more potatoes between now and then but I have everything else that I need.

I decided that I want to knit the tubular scrappy scarf without having to sew the ends closed so I’ve ordered a 40″ size 4 needle to start the scarf the way I do toe-up socks with Judy’s Magic Loop Cast On. I’ll cast on 90 stitches and when it’s long enough I’ll switch to my 16″ needle. I had a couple of longer needles in size 5 but I don’t like the fabric I get using fingering yarn, too loose with stocking stitch. When I decide the scarf is long enough I’ll graft the other end closed and I’ll add fringe to both ends, which will be easier with a finished, double-thick fabric instead of trying to sew the ends closed before adding fringe.

Coffee is brewed and Brad is getting ready to fill our mugs. I’ll make breakfast when we have been sufficiently caffeinated to be ready for it. I think this may be a two mug morning so Brad will brew more coffee to go with the egg muffins.

Time to get a little knitting done and plan my day. I think part of it will be spent in my studio sorting through some of my yarn stash. Have a blessed RED Friday, 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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