11th Day of Christmas

Getting close to the end of the 12 Days of Christmas! Epiphany is January 6th and Roc Day will be January 7th and I’ll get back to spinning.

In the meantime…

B.J. is hard at work loading the huge pine logs into a trailer to be hauled off. Well, actually…he already sent one load off with his business partner, Neil, in the trailer and is waiting for him to come back. Brad is out chatting with him and I’m sipping coffee. My darling husband let me sleep until 10 am this morning. I swear, if I ever have to take another antihistamine I’m going to break the tablet in half. I feel like a zombie this morning and the last dose I had was Monday night! Geesh! This is nuts.

I found a small skein of cotton yarn that will make a nice drawstring for the knitted bag. I took a photo with my camera because my phone is charging, but the color is way off. I tweaked it with the software on my laptop and had it just right, shrank it down to a smaller size and saved it. And the bloomin’ thing reverted right back to the original dark blue color. I’ll get a photo later with the phone.

B.J. is scraping old mulch off the ground under the power lines while he waits for Neil to get back with the trailer for the next load. Brad spoke to Neil, who makes a living hauling away stuff people no longer want, about cleaning out a bunch of junk along our south fence near his Man Cave. B.J. said he can drive his little Cat down there and load it and be done with it in a very few minutes. Bonus! Today is our day to clean up piles of stuff that don’t need to be there!

I’m going to be working on this post on and off most of the afternoon in between stuff like cleaning the kitchen and doing some laundry. I’m taking a break for now and will save my work and be back later…

…it’s nearly 2 pm, we had lunch and the kitchen is tidied. The guys continue to gain ground on the cleanup.

B.J. has cleared all of the old mulch off of the ground under the power lines and now the grass can grow and we’ll be able to have the landscape guys mow this section when it’s time to mow again. Progress!

Neil, is going to haul off several of loads of scrap metal and bricks and who-knows-what-all that we don’t need over the next couple of days. Brad walked him down to take a look and it surprised me at how little he said it would cost to get it hauled off. We’ll pay for Neil’s gas and the fee to dump some of the stuff in the landfill but he has a use for quite a bit of it and will make money off of selling it. Definitely a win/win situation.

Finally got a photo of the project bag after my phone was finished charging.

I’ve still got quite a way to go on the ribbing for the purple socks and there isn’t any reason to post a photo yet. That is my main focus as far as knitting projects for the week. I want those socks finished!

I’m thinking about an afternoon cup of coffee and I’m going to see if Brad agrees then spend some time on my knitting. Have a blessed Hump Day afternoon, 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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