The Ice Is Gone

The sun is shining, no breeze to speak of and it’s 41° in our little corner of Texas. Nice to see the sun again. Brad is off to pick up a couple of pounds of chopped brisket, BBQ sauce and sides. We’ll have some for lunch and divide the rest of the brisket and freeze it along with the extra sauce. He’ll pick up the mail while he’s in town since the box is probably crammed with junk mail after a week.

I got a little spinning done yesterday afternoon until my knee started acting up. Seems I forgot to take my vitamin supplements and turmeric. It’s amazing how much difference it makes when I manage to stay on the supplements daily.

It’s so nice to be able to sit and spin and look around the studio and know where all of my fiber is, how much I have and be able to get to it when I need to. Today I’m going to tackle the hand-spun yarn stash and get that info into One Note. While I’m at it I’ll see if I can decide on the next knitting project using hand-spun yarn. I still have an unfinished project, a prayer shawl, with two coordinating colors of DK weight yarn that I spun from Allons-Y! fiber. I need to bring that bag back into the living room so it’s in clear sight of the recliner where I do all of my knitting.

I’m knitting two rows with one yarn then two rows with the other and I love the checked pattern I’m getting. This is the standard K3, P3 Prayer Shawl pattern that I’ve had for ages. So easy to knit up while watching TV in the evenings.

I need to make a trip to Walmart in the next few days for one of their roast chickens. We like the Lemon Pepper seasoned chicken. I take all the meat off the bones and put everything left into a pot with water, onion, carrots and celery, salt and pepper and simmer it all day for broth. Makes the best chicken broth, ever. Then I’ll use some of the broth for a pot of chicken soup and freeze the rest of it for another time. I also like to use chicken broth to cook rice instead of plain water. Yummy! Another thing I use chicken broth for is when I make potato soup. It’s been awhile since I made some and this is perfect weather for it.

When I logged onto Twitter earlier everyone is going nuts over the Chinese Spy Balloon nonsense. Something tells me our military is getting all kinds of info off of that balloon and could easily fry the electronics of the thing if they wanted to. Not so sure about the claims that it is in U.S. airspace though. 60,000+ feet up seems a bit high to me to claim China is invading our air space, but that’s just me. In any case I’m not concerned about it. I’m more concerned about what continues to go on at our southern border and it seems that the Mayor of NYC is now concerned about our southern border as well and is calling it a crisis. Well, duh! We’ve known it’s a crisis for years! NYC is only realizing that when they, as a sanctuary city, have a few thousand ‘migrants’ to feed and house.

Today is Friday, RED Friday to be exact. I hope your day is as blessed and sunny as ours. Stay warm. Stay safe.

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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