A Little More Rain

It’s cloudy, 43° and feels like 39° outside this morning. Looks like we are in for a morning of showers. But that’s just fine because…have I mentioned that we have hay? And it appears the neighbor hauled his cows and bull off to another piece of property. At least that’s what he says. We’ll see.Continue reading “A Little More Rain”

Another Cowl And A Load Of Hay

I decided to cast on for another Fishknits Yarn mini skein cowl. I love these colors! I’ve got ninety stitches on a 16″ size 4 needle and nothing but plain knitting. I splice the ends of the yarn when I come to them, I knotted them together when winding them into one cake of yarn.Continue reading “Another Cowl And A Load Of Hay”

Bipolar Texas Weather

It was in the low 70’s yesterday, sunny and windy. By bedtime it was 42° and the wind was rattling the window screens. The low was 32° last night and it will stay below 50° today. This will be a great day to stay indoors and work on my knitting. I need to do somethingContinue reading “Bipolar Texas Weather”

Done. Done. And Done.

Done! The beginning is now grafted to the ending and it needs a soak in Eucalan and then blocked. I have another set of six mini skeins for another cowl and I might as well cast that on to keep on hand for simple, on-the-go knitting. I enjoyed this project a lot and look forwardContinue reading “Done. Done. And Done.”

A Little Taste Of Winter

If we had a fireplace I’d be camped out in front of it, coffee and knitting at hand. There is nothing particularly cozy about central heating but there are no ashes to shovel and there is none of that left-over smoke odor lingering for days on end either. So we’ll just trudge along with ourContinue reading “A Little Taste Of Winter”

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!”

Progress!

Leaves are falling, it’s damp and drizzly. Cooler weather on the way. Our foundation guys were here and took care of leveling the floor in no time at all yesterday morning. I was in town running errands and seeing the chiropractor and as I was leaving his office Brad texted me to let me knowContinue reading “Progress!”

Stocking Up At The Farm

Grover and his ladies are well stocked with range cubes. Brad picked up and delivered a ton of them, forty bags, yesterday afternoon. We are still waiting to hear more on the hay front, but I’m hopeful. Audrey still has three big round bales of hay left from last year and will need to beginContinue reading “Stocking Up At The Farm”

Afternoon Coffee Break

Since yesterday was rather stressful I fixed myself a nice cup of coffee in the French press before I got settled in my recliner. It really did the trick and was very easy and quick to prepare. Coffee prepared this way has a richer taste than coffee made in the drip maker. The rest ofContinue reading “Afternoon Coffee Break”

Fall is Finally Here

We woke up to 68° in the house and 58° outside and turned the heat on to get the chill off the house. It’s a gorgeous day, sunny with a light breeze and Brad is headed to the coffee shop for breakfast croissants. We like to do that on Saturday for a treat once inContinue reading “Fall is Finally Here”