About Those Wooden Knitting Needles…

They are pretty, aren’t they? I kept thinking about what I mentioned before about knitting a scarf using a pair of these. I cast on with a fine yarn in a cotton/acrylic blend that had a bit of a mohair look to it. Yeah. That isn’t going to work. My hands don’t like the yarn and the needles are slow to knit with, but I gave it a try. I’ll hang onto the needles for Audrey and the girls but I have no illusions about knitting with them anymore. I’m a metal needle knitter and I tend to knit fairly quickly. Wooden needles slow me down too much. I’ll pass the yarn on to her as well. I think she might like it for a special project.

We had an appointment in town yesterday that lasted for about an hour and a half and while we talked with our financial advisor I was working away on the pair of socks I just cast on.

I’m a little over an inch away from beginning the gusset increases now. Plain stocking stitch goes fast on these needles, and faster with this smoother yarn than the last pair with the slub yarn. They should be very comfy when they are finished and ready to wear.

Today Brad will make a run to the feed store and deliver feed to the farm once again. We are praying for an early spring and plenty of grass in the pasture this year. The drought hit us hard and the pasture needs some attention to recoup lost ground so to speak. There’s literally nothing but weeds out there now! It’s always something when you have a farm and the weather can put a burden on the most successful farmers.

I’ve got chicken breasts in the fridge that I need to divide and put in the freezer. I’ll leave some out for a crock pot meal. Maybe not BBQ this time. I may do something with a cream sauce and veggies to serve on rice.

I got a batch of pickled red onions made a few days ago. I used four large red onions. I make my vinegar and spice solution and bring it to a boil for a few minutes, then pour it over the sliced onions in a three quart plastic bowl. After it cools off I snap the lid on the bowl and stick it in the fridge for a day or two, then transfer it to the glass jar.

We had plenty of time yesterday before our meeting so we stopped at Frank & Lola’s Bohemian Taco place for smoked brisket tacos. Lunch was great and very filling. We didn’t need much more than a light snack for dinner.

I love the pickled red onions as part of the toppings on the brisket tacos, which is why I started making my own after we tried the tacos for the first time a year ago.

The sun should be up now but we have heavy cloud cover. It’s 43° so our cool front came through during the night, no 80° temps today! The wind woke me up once during the night but it’s calm out now. I’m waiting for Brad to wake up so we can have some coffee and plan our day. Have a blessed Thursday, 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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