It’s Monday…

Slept like the dead last night, struggled to get moving this morning. Brad made coffee and then headed to the farm to pick up the grandsons for a visit. He returned with smoothies and breakfast cookies for the two of them and breakfast croissants for the two of us. He is now making a secondContinue reading “It’s Monday…”

We Did It!

The prayers of a faithful people have been answered today on the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Roe vs Wade has been overturned. It is now up to the states to decide the question of abortion and at last count there are fourteen states that have outlawed abortion including Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana andContinue reading “We Did It!”

Blocked, Ready to Wear

This is a very comfy shawl, soft and drapes well. It’s great to have a finished project out of my own hand-spun yarn. I’m ready for cooler fall weather when it arrives. In the meantime, it’s 100° outside and 73° in the house. We have the ceiling fans running so it’s nice and cool inside.Continue reading “Blocked, Ready to Wear”

Finished Ludlow Shawl

I cast off the shawl yesterday evening and put it in to soak this afternoon. It is currently pinned out on the blocking mats drying on the bed under the ceiling fan . I’ll get another photo after it’s dry. Pinned out it is 72″ across the top edge and 33″ deep from the topContinue reading “Finished Ludlow Shawl”

Frog It!

I had expected to be ready to pick up stitches for the border today but I noticed that I had failed to slip the first stitch in a row…several rows back of course. So. Time to rip out those rows to fix the mistake, also known as frogging. Rip it. Ribbit. Yeah. Frogging. In anyContinue reading “Frog It!”

Only Eighty Rows…

I’m finished with the green yarn and I have eighty rows left of the purple before I need to wind off some of the newly dyed yarn for the border. So far so good and I’m very happy with this project. It was 102° outside this afternoon but a comfortable 74° in the house. WeContinue reading “Only Eighty Rows…”

Busy Day

I spent the better part of my afternoon putting away the clutter in my studio and doing a little excavating for a couple of things I needed. It’s much easier to get around and find what I need as well as having more room to work. I found my large stainless steel dye pot andContinue reading “Busy Day”

Making Progress On A Couple of Fronts

I finished these last night and I’m wearing them today. Very comfy. It’s a bit humid here today so we are enjoying being indoors with the A/C running. I haven’t looked to see if we have more rain coming our way or not but it wouldn’t surprise me. I went in for PT on myContinue reading “Making Progress On A Couple of Fronts”

Like I Need More Cotton Yarn…

This is my coned cotton stash…about two dozen cones on one shelf. This is the last order of cotton yarn I got in the mail from Walmart a couple of weeks ago. So, I really hadn’t planned on ordering more yarn. And, yet I did. It’s at the post office and I can pick itContinue reading “Like I Need More Cotton Yarn…”

It Was A Dark And Stormy Night…

We were both enjoying a good night’s sleep when CRASH! BOOM! CRACK! The whole house shook from a lightening strike east of us. Yep. That got our attention. And was repeated at irregular intervals for over an hour. Fortunately we never lost power. Needless to say, we had a late morning. The sky is partlyContinue reading “It Was A Dark And Stormy Night…”