Monday Was Interesting

By the end of the day there were several interesting stories going around in the news: Samuel Bankman-Fried was arrested in The Bahamas at the request of the US Government; Sam Binton was fired from the Dept. of Energy for felony theft of luggage; Elon dropped his 5th set of Twitter Files, launched Twitter Blue and disbanded Twitter’s Trust & Safety Council.

Just for the fun of it I checked into the Twitter Blue subscription but I’m not eligible until my account has been active for 90 days. I’m not sure I’d get $8 a month worth of enjoyment out of a subscription to be honest, but I’m sure a lot of folks will be happy with it. It’s $11 a month for IOS.

I was puttering around in my workroom/studio and discovered I had a 40″ long, size 2 Addi circular needle so I grabbed a ball of left-over fingering yarn and cast on for a test knit with Judy’s Magic Loop and 100 stitches. I think it might work. In any case, I have enough scrap yarn for more than one scarf and I might try different sizes of needles to test the drape and feel of the scarves. The longer a narrow scarf, the more it stretches. Perhaps I would like the double thick fabric I’d get with a smaller needle when it comes to holding it’s shape. The double thick cowls work really well but they are fairly short and they don’t stretch much at all.

Part of our Harry & David order arrived yesterday afternoon and we have a huge box of iced cookies in an assortment of flavors and individually wrapped. We left them in the box they were shipped in since we don’t have a container large enough to hold all of them. I like that they are sealed up and will stay fresh longer. I’m thinking of freezing some of them. We have an assortment of snacks with some yummy pears coming in a day or two. The stuff Brad ordered for the farm has been delivered and the box going to my brother and his wife will ship later this week. Brad gets updates from FedEx when deliveries are made.

There isn’t much else going on today and I hope to get some knitting done. I’m starting chapter 24 of Rabbitskin and so far it’s a good read. I have an inkling that the ending will be a big surprise. Have a blessed Tuesday, 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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