Another Warm Day In January

Does anyone else have knitting needles that they don’t use but keep because they’re pretty? I use circular needles and have for many years. I passed all of my old aluminum straight needles to Audrey and the girls but I’ve held onto these wooden needles and a crochet hook. I keep them in this little pitcher that belonged to my grandmother and it makes a nice accent in the studio.

I should probably use them occasionally and knit a scarf or something like that. Wooden needles feel nice in my hands but anything like a sweater done on straight needles is murder on my wrists. I like that the weight of the knitting rests on the cable of the circular needles and not on the ends of straight needles while I’m knitting.

The sun should be up in about fifteen minutes. I woke up early and decided to stay up. It’s going to be in the high 70’s again today. We broke a record yesterday with 81° in our area but it probably won’t get that warm today. Still, it would be nice to open the house again for awhile. I spoke too soon yesterday though. About 3 pm I began to smell smoke and figured the neighbor was burning brush so I closed the house and turned on the A/C. Still, it was nice while it lasted!

I got another half an inch done on the Hooplah socks last night. I’ll work on them again today and leave the lacy ones for a few more days. I’ve done something to my right wrist and I don’t want to make it worse. Plain knitting like this doesn’t seem to be a problem and this isn’t carpal tunnel. I’ve had problems with that in the past and know the symptoms. I think I’ve just strained my wrist somehow. I get a twinge on the outside of my wrist when lifting anything slightly heavy like the laptop or when I rotate my wrist to the outside it hurts so I’ll take it easy today and see if it gets better. Typing doesn’t bother me so I figure it isn’t serious.

I need to get moving and take my morning medications before we have coffee and breakfast. Brad isn’t up yet and I’ll wait until he is before I start puttering around in the kitchen. It’s 56° outside and should warm up quickly. Here’s hoping there’s no smell of smoke in the air later on this morning! Have a blessed Wednesday, 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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