All Done

The Timberjack crew finished grinding the stump and got the ground leveled so water will not flow towards the foundation of the house. They left a little after 4 pm. I’m thinking that after the soil and mulch settles this would be a good spot for a new flower bed. I need to move the iris from along the south fence. They don’t get enough sun anymore.

I was going to finish with 42 ‘teeth’ on the Hitchhiker Shawl. I was knitting what I thought was the last repeat and stopped to count teeth and found I was actually working on the 43 rd repeat. I decided to keep going to 45 repeats since I had enough yarn anyway and a slightly longer shawl would be nice with less left-over yarn. I’ll put it in to soak later and block it.

It’s good to have the dead tree taken care of and another knitting project finished. Time to get back to work on Brad’s socks. I’ll see how much progress I can make on them over the weekend.

I still haven’t started my pot of chicken broth and really, really need to do that! I don’t like being out of homemade broth since I use so much of it. We’ve been eating stuff from the freezer lately and I’ll need to restock it soon. I’d like to thaw some ground beef and make a meatloaf. It’s been ages since we had meatloaf and veggies to go with it. I’d like to do some potato wedges and carrots in the oven on the air fry setting. I don’t use air fry as much as I should. Another thing I’d like to make is some baked apples. We used to do that pretty often during the winter but I can’t remember the last time I made them.

So, my ‘things to cook’ list is growing and I’m making notes so I don’t forget. There are a couple of things that Albertson’s was out of, as usual, and I’ll need to make another stop at Walmart but it’ll be a fairly quick ‘in and out’ trip so I don’t mind and it’s not enough for an online pick up order. I may do that later this morning since I need to pick up the mail. Our Black Rifle Coffee order is in and it’s perfect timing since we just opened the last bag two days ago. And I need to get a card in the mail for my brother’s birthday.

Have a great start to your weekend, ya’ll. God bless.

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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