Never Too Old To Learn New Tricks

This photo is a reminder of what I can do when I put my mind, and hands, to it. All of my 4 ounce bobbins ready to ply. I really enjoyed that summer. I can do it again as long as I take care of myself and stay on top of things. Age really isContinue reading “Never Too Old To Learn New Tricks”

Spinning Hacks: Changing What You Do When What You Do Hurts!

I am a self-taught spinner since the mid 1980’s and after all those years of spinning I have terrific muscle memory and rarely stop to think about how I handle the fiber I’m spinning. That didn’t used to be a bad thing, but the older I get and the more my left shoulder bothers meContinue reading “Spinning Hacks: Changing What You Do When What You Do Hurts!”

What a Gorgeous Day!

It was 37° this morning at 8 am, mostly clear and no breeze to speak of. It’s 53° now and it’s nearly 5 pm. Clear, no breeze. Thankfully. Brad and I just took a stroll out to the road to see if our trash got picked up. It did. They forgot it earlier and IContinue reading “What a Gorgeous Day!”

Another Project Almost Finished

I had hoped to have finished the cowl by this evening, but I took most of the day off from knitting for the sake of my joints. I remembered the bottle of ibuprofen and took a dose of it a little while ago and then picked back up and started the last section of theContinue reading “Another Project Almost Finished”

Time To Slow Down

As you may have already figured out…I love to knit. But the lace patterned green socks took a lot out of me and with the change in weather factored in it’s time for me to slow down a bit and stick to something simple like the stocking stitch cowl. I’m using a 16″ size fourContinue reading “Time To Slow Down”

This Weather Is Going To Kill Me

I knew I wasn’t feeling well when I got up yesterday, but it wasn’t anything I could point to and say, Aha! that’s the problem. I ended up sleeping in my recliner for several hours in the middle of the afternoon and still went to bed early last night. I didn’t wake up until 9Continue reading “This Weather Is Going To Kill Me”

My Hands Need A Break!

I did it. Both heels are finished and the socks are back on one needle. The rest of it is lace all the way to the top of the sock, but this project is going to go into temporary ‘time-out’ so my hands can recover. I’m not a tight knitter by any means, but sizeContinue reading “My Hands Need A Break!”

Almost There

I’m hoping to finish this pair of socks today. It’s slow going with a lace pattern but very much worth it. I’ve got Pluto TV on Roku streaming while I knit. Midsomer Murders is on. Brad is at the shop tinkering and testing ammo. It’s a gorgeous day here in our little corner of Texas.Continue reading “Almost There”

It’s A Beautiful Morning

It’s 61° outside, partly cloudy, with a light breeze. The grass is greening up and the ground is still very squishy! We have more rain coming later this week so that is good news. We’ve not had a lot of runoff as most of the rain has been slow and steady and has been soakingContinue reading “It’s A Beautiful Morning”

Another Glorious Day

It’s 10 am and the sky is overcast. We are waiting for the rain to begin, so yes! It’s another glorious day! The drought is finally over and we have the potential for several inches of rain over the next few days. Neither Brad nor I have any errands to run, nothing to do awayContinue reading “Another Glorious Day”