You Are Going In Time-Out!

There is something different about this photo compared to the one in my last post. I frogged about half of what I had knitted with the cranberry red yarn when I found two dropped stitches, side by side. I noticed a couple of loose stitches, turned it over and voilá! There went over an inch of knitting. So, just for that…I blame the dark yarn…you are going in time-out!

Yup. Fixed the dropped stitches, rewound the frogged yarn. It’s back in the project bag, in the basket, under the table. Piss me off badly enough and I forget you for awhile! In the meantime I am going to work on the next Ludlow Shawl. I never get tired of knitting this pattern and this particular shawl can be as large as I like because I have plenty of yarn to work with and I’m in no hurry. It will be a gorgeous shawl for Autumn wear.

It’s good to be back to knitting. And typing. I was able to do a bit on the laptop using the mouse, mostly playing bingo on Pogo, but I needed a couple of days off and I’m back in gear.

Brad brought home four pounds of chopped beef brisket yesterday. I divided half of it into four containers (1/2 a pound gives us each 1/4 pound of brisket so one container is a meal) and popped those containers in the freezer. I’ll transfer the frozen brisket into vacuum sealed bags for the deep freeze later. The other half of the brisket is in the fridge and I’ll do the same thing with it as soon as I get the other half vacuum sealed. I didn’t have enough containers to do all four pounds so I divided it in half.

I need to finish taking inventory of my hand-spun yarns. I have a few photos that I can add to my One Note inventory page.

One skein, 5.3 oz of Navajo plied Worsted Weight yarn.

Two skeins, 8 oz total of 4-ply DK weight yarn.

Two skeins, 8 oz total of 4-ply DK weight yarn.

My Teslar watch arrived yesterday. It’s listed as a unisex size so I expected it to be larger than I would like, but I couldn’t find a smaller one on their website and it wasn’t horribly expensive so I think it will work. I took three links out of the band and so far so good. It’s less expensive than the Fitbit I bought from Amazon. The Fitbit isn’t a good fit for me. I think the electronic sensors in the back of it were messing with my sleep patterns and causing fatigue. This will actually decrease fatigue caused by exposure to electronics. There is a copper inset in the back of the case and the sweep second hand is also copper. That’s it at the 6 o’clock position. There is a tiny black pointer on the tip of one of the triangle points that acts as the second hand.

I need to go online and download the owners manual that goes with it. In the meantime I’ll be getting used to the weight of the thing on my wrist and we’ll see how much good it does me with regard to the fatigue. It certainly is a classy looking thing!

Note: I went to the Teslar website. Saw the same watch I ordered from a dealer online. Ahem. I paid a little over $100 for my watch. The same one on their website lists for $850.

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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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