One, More, Pair…

I’ve been working on the pair of lacy socks. I love the simple pattern and all, but it’s slow going and my wrists hurt after about an hour of knitting. I’ve added another inch to the cuff but needed a break and I really, really want to work on another pair of simple, stocking stitch socks. So, I grabbed the skein of BFL/Nylon sock yarn from Fishknits Yarn, Hooplah colorway, and cast on for toe-up socks last night. This is the same colorway as the yarn I’m using for the Hitchhiker scarf, just a different base yarn.

I worked on this pair of socks while we were in town earlier. Brad drives. I knit. We got our chiropractic adjustments, got a bite to eat, dropped off some old files to be shredded at the office supply, picked up our grocery order and made it back home in good time.

It’s 72°, sunny with a bit of a breeze. We opened the house after we got the groceries put away. It’s gorgeous! And no one out our way is burning brush, thank you, Lord! Real. Fresh. Air. We encountered no idjits on our trip to town and back, which is a miracle of late considering the number of them on the road not paying attention to their surroundings. Actually, there was that one driver who was slow to go when the light turned green. Weird, really. He had just pulled out from in front of the police station, stopped at the red light and then stared at the police car sitting at the light to our right and missed the light turning green for our lane. He finally woke up and drove on. Other than that, no slow poky drivers, no one tailgating us. No one running stop signs or red lights.

We stopped at Panera after the chiropractor visit and ordered a sandwich in the drive-thru. We split a whole Chipotle Chicken Avocado Melt…yummy! We just pulled over and parked to eat our lunch, then stopped at the office supply across the highway to drop off the paper to be shredded. Twenty pounds of it! But at least it’s done and we didn’t have to put two full plastic bags of paper through our home paper shredder. We still have a couple of drawers in the filing cabinet to sift through but it can wait.

With the house open I can hear one of our neighbors running a chain saw east of us. It’s probably Michael. His property abuts ours along our south fence and he’s probably clearing along the fence. One of the neighbors north of us near the main highway cut down half a dozen dead pine trees and the whole trunks are laying out ready for whatever he’s going to do with them. They’ve been limbed and cleaned and would make good lumber if someone has the equipment. We still need to get the last pine down near our house. That thing is dead. It needs to go.

Everything is taken care of around the house for now. I’ll make tuna casserole for dinner and the laundry will wait until tomorrow. I will knit for awhile and then see if I can finish the bobbin on the wheel today.

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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