Another Frosty Morning

The sun is almost over the tops of the trees, the ground is covered with frost and it’s 33° this morning. A perfect January morning. A perfect Saturday morning. Brad will start the coffee in a few minutes and we’ll have our breakfast and plan the day. He has a couple of errands in town and will go out to the farm later. I’m still fighting off my respiratory thing so I’ll stay in. I think the supplements I’m taking are helping me get over it without getting completely down and in-the-bed sick, needing to see the doctor. My immune system is better than it’s been in years or I’d already have been in to see the doc and be on Rx meds by now.

I swear, sitting here in the living room I can tell when Brad takes the top off the coffee canister. I can smell the ground coffee! Ahhh. That smells lovely! We’ll have hot coffee in no time now and probably toasted English muffins and yogurt to go with it.

I’m on my third set of gusset increases for the Hooplah socks and wondering if I can manage to knit these without separating them on different needles for the heel flaps. I think it can be done, just need to slip some stitches to do it. We’ll see. I like to experiment. Most of the knitting techniques I’ve learned have been since I was about twenty years old and I’ve figured out what to do from reading about it or just worked it out on my own. I learned the basics as a kid before I was ten but I surpassed my mother in knitting decades ago.

I’m no expert, don’t get me wrong! I’m just curious and like to try new stitch patterns and techniques from time to time. And I’m very glad I took the advice of a young lady I met and started knitting socks from the toe up on circular needles. Several people, younger people I know, jumped right in with two at a time, toe-up socks. I on the other hand…took a bit longer to get completely on board simply because I’d been knitting cuff-down socks on double pointed needles for decades and my fingers had to get used to the newer method. It’s not that I didn’t want to do it, I did! It looked fascinating, but good old muscle memory was working against me for a bit until I kept at it and finally put the dp needles away. I occasionally use them to finish the top of a hat, but that’s about it.

Coffee is served…

…it’s time for breakfast. Have a blessed Saturday, ya’ll. Looks to be a gorgeous day in our little corner of Texas.

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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