Back To The Prayer Shawl

This has been in time out for quite some time while I worked on sock projects. I keep referring to this hand-spun yarn as DK weight. It’s not. It’s 2-ply worsted. I remember now when I was spinning it that I wanted a plump yarn and had to pay attention to keep from ending up with my usual fingering weight yarn.

When I finish two rows of one color and it’s time to switch to the other color I bring the bottom yarn up from behind the top yarn, over the top yarn and back behind it to begin the next row. I knit with a relaxed gauge and don’t knit the first stitch tightly at all which gives me the same look as the garter stitch edge on the other side.

I’m not sure how long this shawl will be and I may need to get creative and add some other hand-spun on either end to lengthen it, but that isn’t important and I’m just enjoying working with my hand-spun yarn for the time being.

Brad brought lunch home for the two of us today after church. We were both in the mood for Culver’s chopped steak and sides. I ate half of mine and put the rest in the fridge for another meal. That is a lot of food!

The last few minutes of Goldfinger is on BBC America and I’m enjoying that while I knit. I had watched Sahara earlier on Sundance. It’s nearly 7:30 and time to make sure the kitchen is tidied up and the dishwasher set to come on after we’re both in bed. It’s been a wonderful day and I’ve enjoyed the time off. Brad is in the other end of the house puttering around on his laptop and enjoying himself. He’ll be headed off to shower before long and then I’ll get my shower. I tend to use more hot water than he does and I don’t want to leave him with not enough hot water to enjoy his shower so I wait a bit after he finishes before it’s my turn.

Hope your day was as blessed as ours. Stay safe. Stay warm.

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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