Winter Storm

It’s 42° and raining this morning. The temps will remain in the 40’s most of the day and begin to drop into the mid 30’s later this afternoon, staying above freezing as the snow moves in. Our weather guy says not to let the above freezing temps lull us and to stay home if possible because it’s going to be a heavy, wet snow that at times will be coming down heavily and accumulating on the ground before any melting occurs. I’m good! I can pass up the chiropractic trip today.

The sky is gray, there is no breeze. I have no desire to get out and about today unless absolutely necessary. Of course, it might not turn out to be what the weather guy thinks it will since things can change pretty quickly this time of year. It could be less snow, it could be more snow. It could be no snow, but probably not.

I got the toes on Brad’s socks finished and have started the main color for the foot with K3,P2 ribbing on the top of the sock. I think he’ll like it. I’ll get a photo when I’m far enough along for the pattern to show up. I’m working on one sock per needle with this project due to the number of stitches. I began with one needle and separated them when I finished with the brown yarn. I’ll work on one for a couple of inches and then switch off which is what I used to do until I became comfortable with both socks on the same needle. I work on 70 stitches for my socks, I have narrow feet, but I’m working with 90 stitches for Brad’s size 13 feet and it’s too clumsy with both socks on the same needle even before the gusset increases!

It’s coming up on 8 am and I’ve been awake for about an hour, piled up in the recliner with my blanket and my knitting. I might do some reading later when I’m not working on the socks and I’ve got a couple of loads of laundry to do today. I did two loads of sheets and one of shirts and slacks for Brad yesterday. We have clean bedding on both beds and the only thing left is a load of colored cottons and a load of whites.

I’m going to let Brad sleep for a bit longer and then we’ll get the coffee started and decide what we want for breakfast. Hot cereal would be good on a damp, cold day and a warm tummy helps dispel the gloom a bit. To say my joints don’t like this weather is an understatement but it’s just something I have to deal with for now. The turmeric is helping and I might increase what I’m taking while the winter weather is upon us.

Have a warm, safe day, 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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