Late Post

It’s nearly 5:45 pm and it’s been a long, dreary day. Brad is back at his church for their Christmas program and I’m contemplating a hot cup of coffee. The temperature finally dropped back to a more normal level for this time of the year, we woke up to a cool house and switched from A/C back to heat.

I’ve spent quite a bit of time reading this afternoon and I’m in chapter nine of Rabbitskin. It’s time to put the book aside and work on my knitting for the evening. I don’t want to end up with red, watery eyes from too much reading…no matter how interesting the book is!

I need to make up a small online grocery order to pick up tomorrow. Brad stopped for a few things a couple of days ago and it was nuts! Stores are crowded, employees are trying to keep the shelves stocked and the traffic is crazy. We don’t need much, but neither of us wants to step foot in a store unless absolutely necessary.

My longer knitting needle should be here tomorrow or the day after and I’ll put it in the bag with the left-over fingering yarn for my scrappy scarf project.

This is a Harry Potter Gryffindor Scarf project that’s been in time-out for quite awhile that I cast on using Judy’s Magic Loop. It needs to go on a 16″ circular needle. This is Brown Sheep Naturespun Fingering yarn in Bordeaux and Goldenrod and I’m using a size 1 needle. I think I may need to start over with a larger needle, probably a size 3.

This view shows the finished edge you get with a Magic Loop Cast On and it will make a good foundation for the fringe later. I don’t know. Maybe I should just keep on with the smaller needle and see how it goes. I’m pretty sure I had a 16″ circular needle in this project but needed it for something else and went back to the longer needle. It’s been awhile and I’m not sure. One more UnFinished Object that needs to be finished and enjoyed.

Before I put this project back in it’s big ziplock bag I’ll grab a 16″ needle and have it ready to go. I’ll keep it in one of the baskets on the bottom shelf in the living room in front of my chair so I’ll be reminded to work on it.

We got a little more rain, less than two inches, and there are puddles here and there around the yard and out in the driveway. The weather map changed from what it was several days ago and the last time I looked the temps will be in the 40’s and 50’s and we’ll be getting more rain tomorrow and Tuesday. I think the really cold stuff will miss us this time around, thankfully.

The more I think about it some hot tea sounds better than coffee this time of the day and I’m going to put the kettle on. Have a blessed Sunday evening, 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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